ERIC Number: ED296981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships in the Professional Development of Teachers: The Columbus School District, The Columbus Education Association, and The Ohio State University.
Anderson, Donald P.; And Others
A report is given on a collaborative effort by Ohio State Univerisity's College of Education, the Columbus School District, and the Columbus Education Association which was developed to implement the Holmes Group reform agenda. The agreement covers services such as field experience sites experimental settings, cooperating teachers, and undergraduate and graduate course credit. As the District and the Columbus Education Association create new professional growth opportunities for teachers, the College helps to plan and develop them. The structure for these professional development opportunities is a peer assistance and review program (PAR), a comprehensive system of observation, coaching, counseling, and professional assistance that is nested in a peer-review process and is governed by a panel consisting of four teachers and three administrators. Specific program areas include: extended teacher preparation programs, creation of a career ladder program, evolution of a peer assistance and review program, and development of a graduate program for teacher leaders. Included in the report are detailed descriptions of the PAR program and the Columbus Instructional Model, as well as an overview of a graduate program for specialists in professional development. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Panel presentation presented at National Holmes Group Meeting (Washington, DC, January 30, 1988).