ERIC Number: ED342774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development Schools in Massachusetts: Maintenance and Growth.
Neufeld, Barbara; Boris-Schacter, Sheryl
This report focuses on three professional development school (PDS) programs in Massachusetts. The PDS collaborative programs involve the following partners: East Longmeadow High School and University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Devotion School (Brookline) and Wheelock College; and Coolidge Elementary School (Shrewsbury) and Anna Maria College. Descriptions are given of each program, followed by a discussion of issues associated with: (1) developing and implementing the teacher education content of the PDS programs; (2) expanding the number of participating schools and individuals; and (3) developing the organizational and management capacities necessary to sustain the programs. The report emphasizes that none of the programs described could as yet be considered an actual PDS because of the limited impact each has had on the total school structure and operation. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Collegiality, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Implementation, School Organization, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY. Education and Research Div.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Field Center for Teaching and Learning, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts