ERIC Number: ED352319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development School Handbook.
Woloszyk, Carl; Davis, Suzanne
This handbook documents efforts to promote the professional development school (PDS) concept at Western Michigan University (WMU) and examines how a university might initiate the restructuring process for teacher education and collabaorate with a local school district through the establishment of a PDS. It discusses the underlying principles of PDSs, their place in school restructuring, and three major PDS components (teacher education, inquiry and research, and professional development). The handbook outlines steps to be taken in the planning process by university administrators and faculty and explores the four stages of PDS development (exploration, orientation, implementation, and operation). It includes information on: finances, evaluation, and PDSs in Michigan. Three mini-bibliographies and a resource list conclude the document. Nine appendixes include: a chronology of the Michigan Partnership for a New Education, PDS position statement, workplan for WMU, partnership school criteria, and a PDS workplan for WMU, partnership school criteria, and a PDS glossary of terms. In addition, the appendixes include six concept papers: "Administrative Structures To Implement Professional Development Schools,""Awareness and Orientation Plan for Shared Understandings,""Criteria for Involvement in Professional Development Schools,""Evaluation of the Professional Development School Effort,""Nature of School and University Partnerships,""Promotional Plan for the Professional Development Schools Concept among the University and General School Community." (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Role, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, Coll. of Education.