ERIC Number: ED346238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing Cooperating Schools as Model Sites for Student Teaching.
Russell, Earl B.; And Others
A project developed secondary agriculture programs as model sites to be used to prepare student teachers from the University of Illinois and Illinois State University. During the project, 18 sites were identified and selected through site visits conducted by project staff. Criteria for selection of model sites included the following: (1) the teacher holds an appropriate teaching certificate and a master's degree; (2) the teacher has at least 3 years of teaching experience; (3) at least four agriculture classes are taught each semester, with an enrollment of at least 40 students; (4) the teacher is supportive of student organizations; and (5) the teacher models effective teaching. As a result of the project, increased cooperation and understanding were fostered between university faculty and secondary agriculture teachers. The project delivered the following products: three evening workshops for teachers at model sites and a final session during the state agriculture teachers' conference; copies of two innovative lesson plans for all model sites teachers; and a brochure about model sites that was distributed to all secondary agriculture teachers and student teachers. (Appendices include the following: a list of prospective sites; criteria for site selection; a site visit form; the model sites agreement; a list of model sites; the workshop agenda; a teacher self-evaluation form; pre- and post-assessment forms; and a project brochure.) (KC)
Descriptors: Affiliated Schools, Agricultural Education, College Programs, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Material Development, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Dept. of Agriculture.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Agricultural Communications and Education.