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ERIC Number: ED470348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 15
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Professors in K-12 Classrooms: Rewards, Risks, and Recommendations.
Hoge, John Douglas; Jenks, Charles
Since the mid-1980s there has been an increasing chorus of calls for professors to reimmerse themselves in the rigors and realities of teaching in a K-12 classroom setting. This paper reports on the rewards and risks its two author/educators encountered in their K-12 classroom teaching reimmersions. One author voluntarily initiated a year-long employment exchange with an experienced fifth-grade teacher as a way to get back in touch with classroom teaching after serving for 17 years as a university-level teacher educator. The second author experienced a classroom teaching reimmersion due to his university's Professional Development School (PDS) agreement. The paper summarizes the risks and rewards that result from their K-12 classroom teaching reimmersion experiences. It concludes with a set of three recommendations for professors who are considering or who are being urged to take part in any type of K-12 classroom teaching reimmersion. (Contains 22 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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