ERIC Number: ED461658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Quality Science Educators: A Successful Tripartite Partnership.
Cole, Donna J.; Mahaffey, Gregory; Ramey, Linda; Ryan, Charles W.; Swann, Raymond; Tomlin, James A.
This paper presents a model and process for shared decision making among teacher education faculty, pre-K through 12 educators, and college science and mathematics faculty in the preparation of quality educators at Wright State University (WSU), Ohio. WSU is immersed in change as Ohio moves from teacher certification to licensure. The paper describes WSU partners; highlights the math and science partnership on campus (jointly appointed mathematics and science education faculty and teaching of mathematics and science courses); explains the integration of science with the Praxis model (science was the first content area where alignments with the Praxis III four domains were attempted); provides a public school educator's perspective on the partnership (the educator believes that using inquiry teaching and National Science Education Standards at WSU to ask educators to teach in different ways is time consuming but motivates students to do well in their science classes); and summarizes the promotion and tenure process (examining critical variables related to tenure and faculty productivity that may provide guidelines for practice at selected institutions). (Contains 14 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Tenure
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series