ERIC Number: ED429067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Partnerships To Improve Quality Teaching.
Auton, Sylvia; Browne, Barbara; Futrell, Mary
This report describes the nature of the partnership between the George Washington University (GWU) and Fairfax County, Virginia, Public Schools (FCPS) to support the design of GWU's advanced Master's degree program and to support National Board for Professional Teaching Standards candidates as they pursue certification. Section 1 discusses the changing context of teacher education, focusing on the reform agenda. Section 2 looks at the background of both GWU and FCPS. This section examines the partnership experience by describing the evolution of the partnership, discussing teacher leadership roles, and illustrating what worked in the partnership. It also presents reflections on and experiences with creating Master's programs aligned with National Board Standards, and it discusses the importance of such an alignment. Considerations for other institutions of higher education wishing to develop partnerships with local school districts are presented. The paper concludes with lessons learned and recommendations for others in aligning master's degree programs with National Board Standards. Contains 37 references. (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, National Standards, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, Teacher Certification
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC.