ERIC Number: ED392584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
School/College Collaboration in Appalachian College Association Institutions. Conference Report (Charleston, West Virginia, April 24, 1995, and Maryville, Tennessee, May 22, 1995).
Gillespie, Bonnie V.
The Appalachian College Association (ACA) is an organization of 33 independent four- and two-year colleges in the Appalachian region. In the spring of 1995, ACA held two regional meetings to gather information on school-college collaborations in Appalachia and to discuss the state of teacher education at Appalachian colleges and the possibilities for intercollege collaboration to strengthen teacher education programs. Some common themes that surfaced in the many projects involving collaboration with local public school districts were: inservice training for local school personnel, with computer and multimedia teaching strategies being favored topics; use of college facilities for classes and special projects; academic and sports summer camps for public school students; academic competitions; community service by college students; and teacher/faculty development. Eighteen programs that serve particular needs are described. Four common concerns regarding teacher education were identified: multicultural experiences for students and multicultural development opportunities for faculty; collaborative field-based, classroom research; retraining of teachers and faculty in new methodologies, such as experiential learning and authentic assessment strategies; and the need for teacher educators and teachers to use computer technology effectively. A rationale and possible actions accompany each concern. Participating institutions and personnel are listed in an appendix. (TD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachian College Association.