ERIC Number: ED212619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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An Exchange Semester: An Experiment in College-School Collaboration.
Dickens, William I.; Corbin, Warren S.
A faculty exchange program was initiated between a university and a school district in an attempt to bridge the perceived gap between the role of the teacher educator and that of the classroom practitioner. For one semester, a physical education faculty member at Northern Kentucky University exchanged his fulltime teaching duties with those of a physical education teacher at a local high school. Administrative arrangements for the exchange involved discussions and formal agreement between the university's education department and the local board of education on such matters as pay, fringe benefits, certification, teaching schedules, and nonteaching duties. A detailed proposal was circulated among the university and school system faculty, and a screening process to assess candidates was established. Once selected, the two exchange participants met several times before the beginning of the semester to share resources and ideas. Certain restrictions on duties and responsibilities were recognized because of the temporary nature of the exchange. The exchange resulted in valuable suggestions for the university's preservice field experience program, and both participants felt they had benefited both personally and professionally from the experience. A second exchange is being planned. (FG)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Faculty Development, Field Experience Programs, High Schools, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, School Districts, Schools of Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Teacher Exchange Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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