ERIC Number: ED451170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-2
Teacher Education Ownership as an All University/School Responsibility: Making It Happen at a Research I University.
Peters, William H.
This paper describes the development of a secondary education collaborative model leading to the redesign of the secondary education preservice teacher preparation program at one university. To initiate the collaboration, an invitational conference was held which included representatives of all stakeholders in secondary teacher preparation (school and university teachers and administrators). The resulting Secondary Education Collaborative included 45 people from the conference. The organizational structure included a nine-member proposal planning committee which proposed a four-phase, field-based program (self-directed experiences with adolescents; understanding teaching and schools in modern society; developing skills to meet the needs of society and students; and developing and demonstrating skills to organize content and technology for use in classrooms). Groups of school and college faculty developed curriculum modules to address six areas determined most problematic for beginning teachers (e.g., motivation, instructional strategies, and teaching ethics). The program was evaluated throughout its developmental phases and during implementation. Results affirm the effectiveness of the framework, the content, the coursework, and collaboration. The partnership resulted in a program that teaches students to become reflective practitioners and make decisions about instruction based on research and best practice. (Contains 21 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (53rd, Dallas, TX, March 1-4, 2001).