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ERIC Number: ED354542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing Real Voices: Cooperation in Preservice English Education.
Cook, Lenora
A high level of cooperation between teacher training institutions and the K-12 schools is necessary in today's society, with its myriad problems and possibilities not faced by the preceding generations. Today, many areas face a chronic shortage of teachers in certain crucial content areas, such as science and math. Intern or apprentice programs are trying to meet the needs by introducing people with little or no training to the teaching profession. California State University in Dominguez Hills is coping with the changes through three innovative programs involving networking and partnerships with schools, districts, businesses, community groups, and government agencies. The PORT Program for the recruitment of underrepresented ethnicities into education is one such attempt, and it is both complex and far reaching. Its major focus is the recruitment of interested participants in education and the training or retraining of individuals to become teachers. In addition, the pre-service program in English education has been expanded to work together with teachers to try and give students what they will need in the classroom. Thirdly, in cooperation with a local school district, the state, and various agencies, the university English department attempts to have a positive influence on a specific school program. Overall, when schools of education and K-12 schools work together cooperatively, greater success can be achieved. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A