ERIC Number: ED418080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Transforming Schools and Schools of Education: A New Vision for Preparing Educators.
Jacobson, Stephen L.; Emihovich, Catherine; Helfrich, Jack; Petrie, Hugh G.; Stevenson, Robert B.
This book discusses preservice teacher education change in the field and at the university. The collection of papers examines changes in how schools are governed; how faculty in schools of education approach their work and their colleagues in the field; how teachers and administrators are prepared and interact in practice; how schools and schools of education work together; and how practitioners and faculty conceptualize and utilize research. Chapter 1, "School Improvement: A View from the Field" (J. Helfrich), describes a long-term school improvement process initiated by a superintendent. Chapter 2, "From 'My Work' to 'Our Work'" (H.G. Petrie), explains university reluctance to engage in district reform efforts, reflecting on the culture of the modern research university. Chapter 3, "Beyond Teaching: Learning To Lead through Action Research" (C. Emihovich), explores the implications of organizing a teacher education program around an action research framework, emphasizing what graduate schools of education must do to prepare new types of professional educators. Chapter 4, "Preparing Educational Leaders: A Basis for Partnership" (S.L. Jacobson), argues that leadership preparation provides an excellent basis for university/school district partnerships. Chapter 5, "Educational Practitioners' Use of Research: Expanding Conventional Understandings" (R.B. Stevenson), notes that the dominant approach to research assumes a top-down relationship between theory and practice, which is mirrored in relationships between university researchers and practitioners. Chapter 6, "Where Are We Going?" (S.L. Jacobson, C. Emihovich, J. Helfrich, H.G. Petrie, and R.B. Stevenson), discusses implications of work in the field and how it can inform activities currently occurring at one graduate school of education. (SM)
Descriptors: Action Research, College School Cooperation, Collegiality, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Collaboration
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