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ERIC Number: ED459661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Internship Experience as Part of the Urban Leadership Program.
Brown, Lionel H.
This paper describes the winter quarter internship program that is part of the Urban Educational Leadership (UEL) Program of the University of Cincinnati. The internship program is designed to help students gain knowledge and understanding of urban education leadership and issues in the lives of urban youth. It aims to provide students with a quality learning experience that engages them in preparation for urban educational leadership through practice. UEL students are required to work outside of their schools and choose a project or experience that will cause them to work at several central office jobs or at a school. The focus is on urban districts in Ohio and Kentucky. Students plan and coordinate a project in an urban environment, lead it in an atmosphere of collaboration, participate in seminar sessions throughout the project, and maintain a reflective journal of their experiences. When possible students participate in grant writing to gain financial support for their projects. UEL interns work with mentors in their internship, which occurs during 6 months of the second year of study. The student is expected to prepare written products related to the internship experience and collect them in a portfolio, which is evaluated along with class participation and adherence to course requirements. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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