ERIC Number: ED455196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
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Shared Responsibility for Recruiting and Retaining Caring and Competent Teachers: Collaboration and Cooperation between a Two-Year IHE and a Four-Year IHE.
Harris, Larry B.; Gentry, Jim; Benoit, Mary Jo
The College of Southern Idaho, a two-year, institute of higher education (IHE), and the College of Education at Idaho State University, a four-year IHE, have joined together to create a model to ensure that aspiring teachers have the same opportunities for a quality education no matter where they complete their first 2 years. The institutions have developed a workable system for helping students meet the requirements for becoming effective beginning teachers. This model includes an articulated, standards-based curriculum for both campuses; common assessment procedures that center around the performance of candidates; resident faculty members from the four-year campus working on the two-year campus; and cooperative implementation of professional development sites in the service region of the two-year institution. One of the most important factors in the success of this partnership is the open communication between the two parties. Administrators and faculty from both institutions meet on a regular basis. Students from the community college are viewed as equal to students on the home campus. The dean, other administrators, advisors, faculty, and others make regular visits to the community college to help develop a sense of community with the students. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, Inc., Boise, ID.
Authoring Institution: N/A