ERIC Number: ED374083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Elmhurst College Department of Education Satellite Program Handbook. Revised Edition.
Tusin, Linda F., Ed.
The Elmhurst College Satellite Program is a collaborative project between Elmhurst College (Illinois) and area school districts to strengthen the clinical experience component of teacher education. Each Elmhurst teacher education student is linked to a satellite school, which becomes the student's home school for clinical experiences for from 1 to 4 years. The student is linked to an entire school rather than to one classroom, as in traditional student teaching experiences. The primary objective of the program is to provide students with a required series of structured, monitored, and varied clinical experiences. An underlying principle of the Satellite Program is recognition and utilization of the contribution that experienced teachers can make to future teacher development. Adjunct faculty status is given by the college to satellite school personnel. This handbook describes the ingredients, intent, and structural flow of the teacher education program model at the college: The Teacher as a Caring Creator and Director of Learning Experiences. Included in the handbook are discussions about: clinical experiences; evening students; application procedures; observations, participation, and reflection; evaluations; and student teaching. The appendices include examples of the student application, state and college clinical experiences requirements, general clinical objectives, student log, student evaluation, policies and procedures, and individual/group role descriptions. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Governance, Higher Education, Models, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Student Role, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Elmhurst Coll., IL.