ERIC Number: ED414251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
School-University Partnerships. Perspectives: Center for Excellence in Education, Monograph Series No. 4.
Lapan, Stephen D., Ed; Minner, Sam, Ed.
This monograph features four papers that highlight school-based teacher training programs through Northern Arizona University's (NAU) Center for Excellence in Education (CEE). The first paper, "Reflection, Research, and Practice in a School-based Teacher Education Program (Peggy Ver Velde, Sherry L. Markel, Jeanne Dustman, Barbara Campbell, and Mary Knight), outlines the history, operation, and evaluation of the pioneer CEE school-university teacher training program, Flagstaff Partnerships Program. This K-6 effort emphasized curriculum integration translated into lessons taught by college students as they progressed toward student teaching. The second paper, "An Elementary School-based Partnership: The Mentorship Component" (Pat Wall, Emilie Rodger, Martha Brady, and MaryAnn Davies), describes the NAU/Sedona Partnership Program, a K-8 teacher preparation partnership involving CEE and the Sedona, Arizona Unified School District, focusing on the program's mentorship aspect. The third paper, "Integrated Secondary Teacher Education Program: On the Edge of Partnership" (Daniel L. Kain, Michael Tanner, and Peggy Raines), describes a secondary partnership program developed because NAU had exemplary innovative elementary school-based teacher preparation but very little innovative secondary preparation. The fourth paper, "Preparing Special Education Teachers for Rural Areas: The Rural Special Education Project" (Greg Prater, Susan Miller, and Sam Minner), describes a partnership on a Navajo reservation whose primary goal was to increase the number of qualified educators to teach Native American children in rural and reservation areas. (All papers contain references). (SM)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Mentors, Navajo (Nation), Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, Reflective Teaching, Rural Schools, Special Education Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Excellence in Education.