ERIC Number: ED338571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
East Longmeadow School District, MA.; Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
The East Longmeadow/University of Massachusetts Professional Development School collaborative began in 1985 as a collaborative effort to transform East Longmeadow High School into the equivalent of a teaching hospital for preservice teachers. Eventually Birchland Park Middle School (Massachusetts) joined the project. The objective has been to develop a professional development school (PDS) teacher education program that would allow university and school faculty to collegially design and carry out a rational student teaching experience for a cohort of student teachers at a PDS. The program has the following basic components: (1) placement of a cohort of student teachers at the PDS site; (2) developing a community of mentors; (3) on-site instruction for student and mentor teachers at the PDS site; (4) planning, assessment, and training workshops; (5) exchange of faculty resources; and (6) professional development projects carried out by individual and small groups of mentor faculty. This handbook is written for mentor teachers. It is designed to provide guidelines on the mentoring process and is based on the individual and collective experiences of the mentors in the East Longmeadow clinical site program. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Objectives, High Schools, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mentors, Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Student Teachers, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Alice and Patrick McGinty Foundation, Beachwood, OH.
Authoring Institution: East Longmeadow School District, MA.; Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.