ERIC Number: ED404302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Growing Young Minds. AT&T Teachers for Tomorrow Program. Final Report.
University of North Florida, Jacksonville.
This report is presented in three sections according to the three objectives of the project: (1) a follow-up study of the 171 AT&T interns who completed their student teaching experiences at an AT&T professional development school during the 3 years of the grant, and the 72 additional interns who completed their internships during the 1995-96 school year; (2) other collaborative initiatives resulting from the AT&T Teachers for Tomorrow Program and enhanced by the AT&T Growing Young Minds Initiative; and (3) dissemination activities. The report states that the two AT&T Foundation initiatives have made a significant and long lasting impact on Jacksonville's urban elementary schools and the way in which the University of North Florida College of Education prepares its teachers. Results from the follow-up study indicate that beginning teachers who completed the AT&T experience are committed to teaching in urban schools and to "making a difference." The redesigned roles of EXCEL Clinical Educators and Resident Clinical Faculty have been integrated into the ongoing teacher education program. Approximately 50 percent of the Growing Young Minds funds were used to support strategic planning meetings, work sessions, professional development activities, and collaborative celebrations; 25 percent of the funds supported dissemination expenses; unrestricted funds were critical to the success of collaborative ventures. Appendixes provide: statement of AT&T Alliance for Teachers for Tomorrow goals and objectives; survey instrument for 1995/96 Growing Young Minds Initiative, Beginning Urban Teachers; and a copy of the Jacksonville Education Compact. (JLS)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Development, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Surveys, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: University of North Florida, Jacksonville.
Identifiers - Location: Florida (Jacksonville)