ERIC Number: ED313344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Practice Schools: Building a Model.
Levine, Marsha; And Others
This report summarizes the discussions of a task force which focused on the concept of professional practice schools. These schools are public elementary, middle, or secondary schools which are structured, staffed, and supported to achieve three goals: student achievement, teacher induction, and support of research directed at the continuous improvement of practice. The professional practice school should be developed as a collaborative institution with the roles and responsibilities shared among university and school district personnel. With a status similar to the medical teaching hospital, it becomes the teaching site for clinical faculty and the place where university researchers, who are oriented toward research in practice, may work with public school teachers. The pre-clinical education of interns remains a university responsibility. Three papers are presented which deal with issues of accountability, curriculum, and standards for professional practice schools. An additional paper provides background for the conceptual framework. The papers included are: (1) "Accountability for Professional Practice" (Linda Darling-Hammond); (2) "Professional Practice Schools: How Would We Know One if We Saw One? A Guide to Self-Assessment" (Holly M. Houston); and (3) "Establishing Professional Schools for Teachers" (Mary M. Kennedy). (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Research Utilization, Socialization, Student Teaching, Teacher Interns, Teacher Orientation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.