ERIC Number: ED424223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Professional Development Schools in Maryland. 1995-1997 Report.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Certification and Accreditation.
For 3 years, the State Teacher Education Council (STEC) has studied Maryland's Professional Development Schools (PDSs) movement, first from a theoretical framework and then from an operational perspective, through a series of site visits. This report includes information from the study. Section 1, "Overview of the Collaborations," describes each PDS at the time of the site visit, summarizing unique features of each PDS model. Section 2, "Summary of Findings," offers five parts, one for each of Maryland's "Common Understandings About Professional Development Schools," a document developed in 1995 to guide early implementation of the Maryland Higher Education Commission's "Redesign of Teacher Education." The five common understandings are to: promote deep, systemic collaboration and interaction; extend linkages with school reform efforts; create learning organizations which become sites for research and inquiry; integrate technology; and support simultaneous renewal efforts. Section 3 presents conclusions and recommendations. Overall, the STEC concludes that Maryland's "Common Understandings About Professional Development Schools" allows for multiple models of PDSs to implement the recommendations of the "Redesign of Teacher Education" report, with a great deal of site-specific variation. Therefore, it is recommended that future PDS models should address the "Common Understandings." The four appendixes present the STEC Review Protocol; common understandings about PDSs; a summary chart of PDS sites visited; and technology requirements in PDS partnership institutions. (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Public Schools, Teacher Certification, Teachers
Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2202.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Certification and Accreditation.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland