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ERIC Number: ED429933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-27
Pages: 27
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School-College Collaboration: One College, Many Partners.
Bromfield, Marcia
This paper describes college-school partnerships between Lesley College, Massachusetts and surrounding local schools. The partnerships fall into three categories: 1) training of preservice teachers in intensive, 1-year, field-based clinical masters programs, where coursework and field experience are integrated in an onsite clinical model; 2) professional development of teachers and facilitation of school change; and 3) Professional Development Schools (PDSs) engaged in simultaneous renewal of the school and the college. In order to sustain and support these partnerships, new structures and roles have been created. The overriding structure for sharing across partnerships is the PDS/Partnership group, comprised of representatives from the various collaborative models, which meets monthly. Most of the models have like-group meetings as well as larger collaborative meetings, so opportunities exist for conversations with similar and different types of partnerships, thus creating a network of networks. New roles to support the partnerships have placed faculty and administrators in different positions. Collaborating teachers and schools are encouraged to cooperate and share ideas in order to make the partnerships work. The Lesley College partnership proposes that PDSs are not the only model worthy of implementation, and that in fact, a variety of collaborative partnerships will better meet the needs of all constituencies and lead to educational renewal. The attachments contain descriptions of specific partnership programs. (Contains 16 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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