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ERIC Number: ED378158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 19
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Collaborative Teacher Education: University Academic Divestiture Equals Public School Empowerment.
Tomlin, Michael E.; Kolton, William
The University of Wyoming's College of Education and select public school districts have joined in partnership in establishing a collaborative teacher education program. The districts apply for "Center for Excellence in Teaching" recognition from the university based upon established criteria. The approved school districts provide a field-based instructional and student teacher semester within which their staff teaches staff development programs as university curricula to the teacher candidates. This relationship is felt to empower the public schools by having them develop and teach some of the teacher education curricula. The college's recognition of the need to develop a collaborative relationship with the public schools stemmed from the realization that college faculty were not able to keep up with the school districts in staff development, resulting in poorly prepared student teaching candidates. The school district's rationale for entering into the collaborative program was the opportunity to custom design the content of the field-based curriculum for teacher candidates they would be hiring in the future. The university and its teacher education faculty, the public school districts and their staff, and the teacher candidates have all reported significant benefits. (Contains 11 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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