ERIC Number: ED330690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development Schools: Toward a New Relationship for Schools and Universities. Trends and Issues Paper No. 4.
Nystrand, Raphael O.
Professional development schools (PDS) offer significant promise for restructuring university-school district relationships around a common agenda of modeling exemplary practice, preparing teachers, and conducting research. Central to the success of such efforts will be the development of shared vision regarding the teaching profession and the establishment of norms that emphasize parity among and respect for members of the profession who occupy different roles, as well as reflectiveness about teaching and learning for all who populate such schools, and shared governance. This paper traces the development of the PDS concept and discusses issues related to establishing such schools. Topics include PDS goals, characteristics, rationale, and conceptual bases. Laboratory and model school precedents are also discussed. Issues considered include traditional differences in university and school cultures, financial support, and equity. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Laboratory Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.