ERIC Number: ED460161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Developing an Accountability Plan for the Boys and Girls Club: Building Bridges and Creating Learning Communities.
Reed, Cynthia J.; Forbes, Sean; Kochan, Frances K.; Lewis, Wanda J.; Spratling, Salazec D.
This paper presents the case study of an attempt to bridge the gap between teacher and administrator preparation programs at Auburn University, Alabama, while engaging students in authentic learning situations at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County serves 600 youth during the school year and another 750 in the summer months at 2 locations. Each of two classes, a doctoral level educational administration class and an undergraduate educational foundations class, engaged in projects that allowed university students to gain unique insights into the needs of the children and the community while providing necessary services to the clubs. The clubs in turn provided a learning laboratory for the students and professors. Many lessons were learned through the project. It was found to be essential to identify and consider agendas for the clubs and the college so that everyone could benefit. It was also important to keep the community involved and aware of the collaborative efforts. The project provided professional development opportunities for club staff, increased opportunities, such as tutoring, for club members, and increased learning experiences for college students and professors. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama