ERIC Number: ED320880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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The Effect of a School-University Partnership on the Student Teaching Experience.
Kroll, Linda; And Others
A partnership program involving student teachers at Mills College (California) and a local public school is described. The purposes of the program are to provide a concerted, coordinated effort in inservice education for classroom teachers; to provide an arena where both college faculty and school faculty can experiment in putting theory into practice; and to define and refine the role of the master teacher in the professional training sphere. A study examined the effect of the partnership on the student teacher and the master teacher in the classroom. The subjects of the study were 6 teachers from the partnership school who have served as master teachers, the 6 master teachers from a nearby school where student teachers from Mills had and continue to have field experience, and the 13 Mills teacher education graduates who had field experiences at the partnership school. Data were gathered via questionnaires. Findings indicate that the effect of the partnership had the strongest positive effect on partnership master teachers who acquired a broader sense of professionalism. For the student teacher, the benefits of the partnership were reflected in a deepening understanding of the teaching profession. Copies of the questionnaires are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 17-20, 1990).