ERIC Number: ED415354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Preservice Teacher Education Framework.
Berns, Robert G.
A project created a framework for integrating school-to-work (STW) into the preservice curriculum for all new teachers in Ohio and conducted a professional development activity for college and university faculty involved with preparation of new teachers. A work team of teacher education faculty representing six public universities met to learn about STW, discuss its implications, and design a teacher education framework and professional development activity for teacher educators. The framework consisted of the following elements: a vision of STW and teacher preparation; philosophy; set of economic assumptions; mission and definition of STW and preservice teacher educator's role; relevant concept maps; list of outcomes for preservice teacher education programs related to STW; relationship of STW and state curriculum models; relationship of STW and new Ohio teacher education and licensure programs; plan for integrating STW into all preservice teacher education programs in Ohio; list of possible barriers for implementation; time-line; and list of references. For the professional development activity, a prototype conference for teacher education faculty was planned and implemented. The event allowed participants to experience presentations, a simulation that included workshops by educators and business people involved with STW, 1-day externship at a work site, and force field analysis activity. (These products are included in the report: framework, conference materials, university plans, and conference assessment.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Conferences, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Educators
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. Education Deans, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio