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ERIC Number: ED378149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
University/District Apprenticeship Model Development.
Bercik, Janet Trenka
A state university and a local school district collaborated to develop an apprenticeship model for field teacher training that benefited all parties involved in the field experience process. The model's foundation was based on experiences working with new teachers in inner city settings. The model was to create an environment that would provide student teachers the growth inducing experiences that would lead them from their first interactions with the schools and children to achieving success in their first year of teaching. The process for developing the model included interactive input and evaluation by field experience students, teachers, and the district administration; central to this process was building trust among participants. Role development was vital, and key roles were played by field experience coordinator, university supervisor, cooperating teacher, principal, and school district administration. The final component involved actual program implementation at various sites. Students were placed at a site knowing that all the players understood the field, their roles, and implications for the novice. The partnership program has resulted in ongoing assessment by the university and the districts. An important result is networking across organizations--students, teachers, and schools learn to share ideas with one another. Appendixes contain a field experience questionnaire, description of cooperating teacher role and expectations, references, and a schedule of clinical seminar topics. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A