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ERIC Number: ED462039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 17
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One Course, Two Sites: Concerns and Considerations.
Guerriero, Sam J.; Ramanathan, Hema
Setting up a partnership site in a university-school partnership is challenging to the institution of higher education and the school involved, and it is even more challenging when two sites for the same college course are involved. The university is dealing with two schools in different locations, but it is imperative that the delivery at the two sites be similar. This paper describes a methods course conducted on-site and the attendant field experience. The selection process for the second site, the difference between the two sites, and the measures taken to deliver the same course at both sites simultaneously are discussed. A major emphasis of the Middle/Secondary education program at the university was the field experience and on-site teaching of a methods course involving College of Education faculty and the faculty at the selected school. Two afternoons a week university students were assigned to a mentor teacher in their subject area for the last period of the school day. After the school day, the college students met in a group on-site and "clinical faculty," faculty from the high school with expertise in selected areas made presentations on topics related to general methods. The first site had been a site for student teacher placement for a number of years, and the faculty was both experienced and interested in working in the program. The second site, selected to allow for the continued growth of the teacher education program, was also selected at a school with which the university had established working relationships. The schools matched in the quality of the experiences the students would get, but there were many differences, including the implementation of block scheduling at one school. Working to keep the two programs in tandem was challenging, and revolved around communication among faculty members at the school and the university. The value of the experience has been apparent for both teachers and students, with one important benefit being that college faculty are kept in touch with the realities of the current high school experience. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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