ERIC Number: ED451134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Yarger, Sam; Klingner, Janette
This paper describes Project SUCCEED (School University Community Coalition for Excellence in Education). The coalition includes the University of Miami School of Education, the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the Miami Museum of Science. The goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to teacher education that enables prospective teachers to see the big picture and understand where they fit on a professional development continuum that begins with recruitment, continues with prospective teacher education and subject-area learning, moves to novice teachers, and finishes with expert mentor teachers. The model includes STAR scholarships to aid with recruitment, collaborative curriculum reform, learning communities, Professional Development Schools, a support network for new teachers, summer institutes, and professional development centers. The coalition's eight objectives include: increasing the number of students who intend to teach in urban high-need schools, improving prospective teachers' subject area knowledge and pedagogical knowledge, ensuring that prospective teachers are well-prepared for the realities of the classroom, preparing prospective teachers to use technology in teaching and learning, preparing prospective teachers for diversity, providing support for education graduates during their first 3 teaching years, and enhancing K-12 teachers' professional growth. (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Public Schools, School Community Programs, Teacher Improvement
Project SUCCEED, University of Miami, School of Education, P.O. Box 248065, Coral Gables, FL 33124-2040. Tel: 305-284-5937; Fax: 305-284-3003; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. School of Education.