ERIC Number: ED353252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Voices of Change: A Report of the Clinical Schools Project.
Anderson, C. Raymond, Ed.
The Ford Foundation Clinical Schools Project was designed to assist higher education institutions, school systems, and teachers' professional organizations to collaborate in creating for teacher education the equivalent of the medical profession's teaching hospitals. Seven sites implemented experimental clinical training programs in six states: Florida, Kentucky, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington. The project descriptions in this report provide names of the participating agencies and schools, numbers of interns served and length of field service, and statements that highlight the general focus of each projects's involvement in the clinical practice component of preservice teacher education. Also outlined are selection criteria for selecting school sites, clinical trainers, and interns; provision of a training component for clinical trainers and preservice teachers; and evaluation and documentation activities. The voices of teachers, student teachers and interns, school and college/university faculty, and administrators are heard in: reflections on feedback to interns; the multiple aspects of diversity in school settings; the impact of the project on professional roles, institutional barriers to collaboration, and communication within and among institutions; contributions to the knowledge base for teaching and the school curriculum; and results and recommendations that emerged from the project. (IAH)
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Change, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Personal Narratives, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Teacher Interns
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY. Education and Research Div.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.