ERIC Number: ED434229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A New Model for Business Investment in Educational Change. Shaping the "Before, During and After" of Teacher Internships [and] Bridging Cultures: How Businesses and Teachers Are Changing Student Learning.
BellSouth Foundation, Inc. Atlanta, GA.
These two booklets are products of the Bell South Foundation's teacher internship program, which awarded 2-year grants to 8 school districts to immerse teachers in workplace experiences, enhance their understanding of workplace demands, and thereby improve their teaching. The first booklet focuses on the importance of placing equal emphasis on the actual onsite teacher experience and pre- and post-experience planning. It discusses factors in the success of teacher internship programs in the before, during, and after stages. Among the success factors discussed are the following: teacher teams; administrator commitment; employer commitment; design teams; learning by working; technology; transfer of teacher learning; and ongoing evaluation. In the second booklet, actual comments of more than 30 teacher interns who participated in the internship program are used to explain how the program is enabling business and teachers to change student learning. Among the topics covered in their comments are the following: closing the gap between school and work; creating valuable teacher internship experiences; and changing student learning by bringing skills to life in the classroom and changing the curriculum to capitalize on teacher interns' work experience. Concluding the booklet are profiles of the grantees and a list of teacher respondents. (MN)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Corporations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Experiential Learning, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, Models, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Strategic Planning, Teacher Improvement, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: BellSouth Foundation, Inc. Atlanta, GA.