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ERIC Number: ED444965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-23
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Joint Participation by P-12 Schools and Georgia Southern University in Preparing Teachers.
Cooper, Arnold; Page, Fred
This paper describes the joint participation of P-12 schools and Georgia Southern University in preparing prospective teachers, revealing innovations that reflect cooperative development and administration of these endeavors. Georgia Southern University's College of Education developed and funded three roles for P-12 participants: site-based student teaching supervisors, clinical associates, and demonstration teachers. The site-based model has proven to be an efficient, cost-effective supervision approach. Feedback clearly suggests that university and P-12 participants have benefited. The clinical associate serves as a link between the university and the school. This role has become a significant bridge for communication and has positively contributed to the program and faculty development for the P-16 community. Demonstration teachers have many roles, including student teacher supervisor, mentor, curriculum developer, and collaborator with university faculty. Evaluation suggests that teachers find the program worthwhile and enjoyable and appreciate the opportunity to collaborate, work with student teachers, and stay abreast of new ideas. Some teachers noted areas for improvement, such as more contact with university faculty and more joint staff development. The three program components have set the stage for the development of a new cooperative program, Partner Schools. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia