ERIC Number: ED267047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Connections--A Model for Collaborative Preservice Teacher Education.
Emporia State Univ., KS.
This model for collaborative teacher education involves field and university educators working cooperatively to promote quality in teacher preparation programs and to improve the teaching behaviors of graduates. The focus is upon four primary goal statements: (1) public school practitioners are directly involved in preservice teacher education; (2) all segments of the university support and participate in the teacher education program; (3) the university cooperates with all teacher preparation institutions and public schools in the state; and (4) innovative programs are developed to foster effective dialogue between preservice students and their mentors in the field. The first two goals are accomplished through the development and maintenance of four advisement and governing councils composed of university and school personnel and administrators. The third goal is accomplished through two collaborative networks made up of statewide field centers and four teacher education centers serving student teachers. The fourth goal is met via the continuing development of action labs, self-paced modules based on concepts encountered in field experiences, and a cooperating teacher training program. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS.
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