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ERIC Number: ED357021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 7
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A University and Public School Collaborative Approach to Preparing Elementary Teachers.
Beacham, Betty G.; And Others
Programs designed collaboratively between school systems and schools of education provide a context for facilitating the integration of preservice classroom instruction with experience in the field, as well as making university classroom instruction more sensitive to current issues in public education. This paper describes an emerging model program--East Carolina University's Model Clinical Teaching Program (MCTP)--collaboratively planned by university and public school personnel, and discusses the program's purpose, goals, development, curriculum, field experiences, staff development, initial evaluation efforts, and a proposed longitudinal study of graduates. Evaluation results suggest that interns found the experience and associations with lead teachers to be very satisfactory; elementary principals were enthusiastic about lead teachers' professional growth; lead teachers stated that staff-development seminars gave them an opportunity to reflect upon instructional decisions and supervisory practices; this reflective model allowed for in-depth analysis of existing instructional practices; and all parties perceived that as a model for preparing successful, reflective teachers, the MCTP is accomplishing its mission. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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