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ERIC Number: ED427765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 8
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Integrating Technology into Teacher Preparation Programs.
Metze, Leroy; Hayes, Mike; Eakles, David; Murley, Tim
During the spring of 1992, a partnership between Western Kentucky University, Jostens' Learning Corporation, and three school districts was formed for the purpose of developing an implementation model for the integration of technology into teacher education. Following integrated instruction on the university campus and the partnership schools, preservice teachers receive practical experience in elementary, middle, or secondary classroom. These living laboratories provide students in the teacher education program the opportunity to experience and work with instructional technology. The corporate partner provides software, hardware, and consultation to the university and partner schools; in return, they receive feedback about their products. The teacher education curriculum has been restructured so that every course includes components on the use of instructional technology, field placements, student teaching, and internships all use technology. Each of the school partners has reported that their students have benefited from the partnership. Also cited is the "culture" for success that has resulted from the university involvement in the partnership schools. This is reflected in the impact on student learning; a table presents increases in test scores. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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