ERIC Number: ED395906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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A Proven Method for Cooperative Teaching Model between Universities and Public School Partnership Programs.
Herbster, Douglas L.; And Others
A partnership was developed between the Bozeman (Montana) Public School District (BPSD) and the Montana State University (MSU) College of Education, Health, and Human Development. The purpose of the partnership was to foster collaboration between the two groups to improve the quality of K-12 education in the Bozeman District and to improve the preparation of teachers at MSU. The BPSD/MSU partnership was carried out primarily by committees, made up of personnel from MSU and BPSD, charged with facilitating communication between the university and the district and making recommendations regarding needed programs and procedures. Committees included the Field Placement Advisory Committee and the Early Childhood Education Committee. Individual partnerships, collaborative arrangements between educational professionals in areas such as team teaching and co-development of instructional materials also played an important role. The partnership resulted in: (1) revitalization of teachers and administrators; (2) more alternative viewpoints in problem solving efforts; (3) elimination of duplication of services; (4) encouragement of collegial interaction and professional talk; (5) narrowing the gap between research and practice; (6) shaping of educational goals; (7) educational leadership in the community; (8) networking; and (9) personnel growth. The partnership was a continuous reminder of what can be done to improve schools. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Montana State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (76th, St. Louis, MO, February 24-28, 1996).