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ERIC Number: ED457899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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Pre-Education Programs: A Comprehensive Project at Henry Ford Community College.
Zopf, Deborah; Smyrski, Larry
This document presents an overview of a four-year comprehensive pre-education project at Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) in Michigan. To meet the needs of school districts that preferred a 32-credit certificate program as well as districts that preferred a 60-unit associate degree, HFCC employed a career-ladder approach: A 32-credit Educational Paraprofessional Program providing fundamental content and interactive courses was the first step for students. This program can be terminal or it can lay the foundation for the 60-credit associate degree in pre-elementary education. This, in turn, can be applied to a bachelor's degree in elementary education. This paper also documents the process of finalizing curricula for the programs, especially in the area of mathematics. This subject was expanded into three primary areas/courses, to increase students' understanding of basic mathematical concepts. The college wanted to ensure that students not only had the opportunity to master the content, but that they were also exposed to it in a manner that modeled good teaching and learning practices. HFCC's collaborations with Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan, and the Detroit Public Schools are discussed, as are future goals for the college's teacher education program. (CJW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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