ERIC Number: ED455199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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Collaborative Structures between the Colleges of Education and Human Services and Science and Mathematics.
Cole, Donna J.; Ryan, Charles W.; Serve, Paul; Tomlin, James A.
This paper presents a model for shared decision making among Wright State University's (WSU's) teacher education faculty, PreK-12 educators, and science and mathematics faculty in preparing quality teachers. The model involves over 430 representatives from PreK-12 schools, businesses, human service agencies, WSU, and the military who provide input on changes needed to improve collaborative preservice education. The concept of simultaneous renewal for PreK-12 teachers and teacher educators is an essential component of the effort. WSU has formally established partnership school sites with local schools. Classroom teachers, school administrators, arts and sciences faculty, education and human services faculty, and community representatives are integral collaborators in the ongoing renewal process. All partners are actively involved in professional development activities and an advisory structure. Partnership goals emphasize moving the agenda of both parties forward. WSU has recently appointed six joint faculty to the Department of Teacher Education, with partial assignment to the College of Science and Mathematics. They, and regular College of Science and Mathematics faculty and inservice teachers, form the nucleus of a science education team intended to ameliorate institutional barriers that impede intercollegial collaboration. The paper discusses issues related to promotion and tenure discussed within this collaboration. (Contains 22 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Participative Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Promotion (Occupational), Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Tenure
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series