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ERIC Number: ED313362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 13
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University/School Collaboration: Reflections and Results.
Bercik, Janet T.; Reilly, Irene Deidrich
The purpose of this article is to describe a collaborative university/school based clinical program, and share the implications it has for the development of effective teacher education programs. In 1987, Alan Tom posed a challenge that schools and universities begin to examine the various recommendations brought about and suggested by the Holmes and Carnegie reports. Public schools are being encouraged to collaborate with area businesses, community agencies, and higher education. The activities of these endeavors are diverse and plentiful, but the results are not always measured or share. With these thoughts in mind, two teacher educators chose to examine a way that collaboration between school and university could be successful. They developed a program utilizing teachers, clinical students, and a teacher coordinator. Students spent one semester working with the staff and children, and the bimonthly meetings were held on site using teachers to add to the chosen seminar topic. The overall program was a success from the standpoint that teachers requested to participate again; clinical students rated the experience positively; and the developers are optimistic that they are coming to understand how to collaborate and share expertise and knowledge with one another. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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