ERIC Number: ED366549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
South Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching and School Leadership: Professional Development Schools. Policy Paper Series 1.3.
Gottesman, Barbara; And Others
In 1990, the South Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching and School Leadership was established by the state's legislature to provide support to schools undergoing or planning restructuring. The Center assists schools to analyze needs, establish goals, and implement those goals. Technical assistance and college and school faculty training are among the Center's tasks. The Center established a restructuring network which includes the 28 approved teacher education programs in South Carolina and more than 100 associate schools throughout the state. These schools, which become partner schools and professional development schools, have pivotal roles in driving educational change in the Center's model for school improvement. In addition, the Center is a partner in the South Carolina collaborative chosen as one of the eight Goodlad sites engaged in developing model programs that link school restructuring to teacher education reform. Five colleges and universities are partners in the collaborative: Benedict, Furman, Columbia, University of South Carolina, and Winthrop. This paper describes elements of the school/college partnership at each of these institutions, focusing on noteworthy features such as an innovative approach to college faculty load at a professional development school affiliated with the University of South Carolina, partner school criteria, and recruitment of males and persons of color for rural and neighborhood schools. The paper presents 17 guidelines for establishing statewide collaboratives to facilitate school restructuring. (IAH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Implementation, School Restructuring, State Programs, Teacher Educator Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching and School Leadership, Rock Hill.