ERIC Number: ED383271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-21
Results of Mid-Tier Experience: Observation to Engagement.
This paper discusses the evolution of a collaborative school-university program in which Central Michigan University college students worked with intermediate students from a local school district to help improve the pupils' writing skills. It describes the evolution of the program from a pull-out activity for seventh- and eighth-graders having difficulty with their writing to an in-class program in which the college students interacted with the entire class and often taught complete lessons. The program then expanded to the district's high school and a local alternative school. The college students involved in the program were required to work closely with the classroom teachers and keep journals of their teaching experiences. A review of journal entries found that the writing of the seventh- and eighth-graders had a significant impact on the way the college students finally viewed teaching and learning. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 21, 1995).