ERIC Number: ED376116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Five Conditions for Sustaining Cross Campus Collaboration on Teaching and Learning.
Fauske, Janice R.
Lack of collaboration between teacher education departments and content area departments on university campuses constitutes an impediment to comprehensive reforms of teacher education programs, particularly at the secondary level. The study outlined in this paper documented the process of collaboration among a university department of teacher education, a university department of English, and four secondary public school English departments to design a school-based, contextual teacher preparation program. Data were collected through observation, anecdotal and personal journals, and formal surveys and interviews. Analysis of the data suggested five conditions for sustaining cross-campus collaboration: (1) administrative support is needed to legitimize collaboration among university departments; (2) the definition of scholarship should be expanded, allowing collaborative activity to be viewed as legitimate scholasrhip; (3) committees, design teams, and other structures that foster communication between departments and between the university and off campus entities, such as schools, facilitate and sustain collaboration; (4) building consensus around shared goals facilitates collaboration; and (5) interdepartmental collaboration facilitates institutionalization of collaborative efforts both on and off campus. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Scholarship, Schools of Education, Secondary Education, Student Teacher Supervisors, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teamwork, Writing Across the Curriculum
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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