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ERIC Number: ED453153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 15
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The WSU Field Placement Model: Incorporation of the National Field Directors Forum Suggestions.
Cole, Donna J.; Swann, Raymond
This paper highlights recent efforts to create a collaborative between Wright State University, Ohio, and public school partners. These efforts resulted in the creation of several partnerships with school sites which allow preservice teachers to be placed directly with selected clinical faculty in the buildings. Classroom teachers participate in a professional development sequence on mentoring preservice teachers and models of clinical supervision, including Pathwise/Praxis training. This joint venture, which includes school site interviews by a team of university and school partners, promotes higher quality field experiences by permitting flexibility and purposeful selection of placements. However, the University also wanted to provide interns with quality, culturally diverse placements as well as suburban placements. After posing the dilemma to the National Field Directors Forum, a solution was generated. This solution, which involves classes on diversity and placement of each student in two different diverse, urban secondary schools, was actualized in the 2000-01 school year. (Contains 14 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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