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ERIC Number: ED441772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 37
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New Teachers' Network: A University-Based Support System for Educators in Urban and Suburban Ethnic Minority School Districts.
Hines, S. Maxwell; Murphy, Maureen; Singer, Alan; Stacki, Sandra
This paper discusses reported strengths and weaknesses in models for university involvement in preservice teacher education and support for new classroom teachers, models that tend to be either institutional and continuous or independent and transitory, and examines an alternative approach that combines institutional independence with the continuing involvement of university faculty with the professional development of new teachers. The Hofstra University New Teachers Network has been in operation for 4 years. The network offers a multifaceted approach to university-based support for new teachers. It is rooted in relationships that develop during preservice teacher education programs, separate from district- and school-based teacher development programs connected to hierarchical systems of supervision and bureaucratic constraints, and maintained through interconnections between university and secondary school classrooms, peer mentoring, regular support meetings, conferences, e-mail contact, and involvement in professional activities. (Contains 47 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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