ERIC Number: ED454215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Contextual Teaching and Learning Teacher Education Programs.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
This report documents best practices in teacher education at five universities (George Washington University, Western Oregon University, the University of Louisville, Colorado State University, and the University of New Mexico). The universities were part of a project to identify and document how contextual teaching and learning can improve student achievement. Contextual teaching and learning involves teachers relating subject matter content to real world situations and helping students make connections between knowledge and its applications to their lives. The report contains five articles on best practices: "An Extraordinary Partnership Benefits Both Students and Teachers in Urban Areas" (George Washington University); "New State Standards Lead to Dramatic Changes in WOU's Teacher Education Program" (Western Oregon University); "Kentucky Education Reform Act Drives Educational Change" (University of Louisville); "Innovative Teacher Education Programs are a Success at CSU" (Colorado State University); and "A Long-Standing Partnership Benefits Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers" (University of New Mexico). A final article is entitled "The Office of Vocational and Adult Education and the National School-to-Work Office Fund Seven New Projects." (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College School Cooperation, Context Effect, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Relevance (Education), State Standards, Student Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990