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ERIC Number: ED356195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 8
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Lessons Learned in the Creation of an Urban Professional Development School.
Waters, Louise Bay
This paper details the structure and process of preservice teacher training and new teacher induction at Melrose Elementary School in Oakland (California), an urban professional development school associated with the California State University at Hayward. In addition to providing an overview of the school, describing the school-university partnership, and discussing the intern program for new teachers, this paper also summarizes the lessons that have been learned and significant issues that have been raised. The program focuses on preparing teachers for teaching in a multiethnic, multilingual, inner-city environment. Success indicators include improved school climate and discipline, as well as academic growth among students. Although significant successes have been achieved, several problems have emerged related to the process of school restructuring and curricular change, the limits of the partnership's ability to have an impact on the university, and problems associated with teacher interns merging with the school faculty. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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