ERIC Number: ED430051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The New York Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation: A Case Study of Context and Evaluation.
Pape, Stephen J.; Tittle, Carol Kehr
The New York Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (NYCETP) is a project jointly undertaken by five college campuses of the City University of New York and New York University to enhance teacher education and to design and develop mathematics and science content and education courses for students preparing to be teachers. Over the first 3 years of the collaborative, the faculty development activities that involved cross-campus and cross-discipline collaboration occurred in large conferences, workshops, curriculum working groups, and through case studies. Formative evaluation has focused on facilitating faculty development, providing baseline data on courses, documenting change within the Collaborative courses, developing peer reviews of course documents, and to a lesser degree, assisting faculty in end-of-year course evaluations. Case studies of the Collaborative courses have been an important part of the ongoing evaluation, and an outline has been developed to guide faculty members in writing case studies. Evaluation of the CETP is important for both funders and evaluators. Both funders and evaluators are interested in careful review of project proposals and early warning systems for potential problems. Evaluators may have a more consultative function, but funders, who have responsibility to a broader constituency, may need to serve more as judges. Four appendixes contain a self-study guide, a related glossary, a campus peer review summary table, and the case study outline. (Contains 1 table and 26 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A