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ERIC Number: ED478819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-28
Pages: 21
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Sound Ways of Learning: Anchoring Music Education to the PDS P-16 Reform Movement.
Frierson-Campbell, Carol
Anchoring, a term rooted in the seafaring world, is a useful metaphor for contemplating the role of music in schooling, and particularly for thinking about the implications of including music in the professional development school (PDS) reform movement. In 1999, the College of Education at William Paterson University (Wayne, New Jersey) joined two other New Jersey universities to form the New Jersey State Teacher Quality Enhancement Consortium. It was created to implement a five year federal quality teacher enhancement grant awarded to a number of university coalitions to support efforts to develop PDS partnerships between colleges of education and high-needs, culturally diverse urban schools in regions served by the consortiums. William Paterson's College of Education (COE) initially chose five schools from three city school districts in New Jersey as preliminary sites. The grant required that arts and science faculty at the university and public school level should be involved in the partnership, so PDS site coordinators were installed and other faculty were recruited. This paper discusses the development of the program in various locations, using boating metaphors in explanatory questions. The paper outlines four goals that guide the New Jersey Consortium. It provides a ship's log for the first and second years of the program. The paper notes that the data gathered in a formal needs assessment and through informal data collection throughout the partnership suggest four anchors with great potential for connecting the combined educational visions of music educators and PDS planners: (1) building level collegiality; (2) discipline-specific collegiality; (3) interdisciplinary training; and (4) connection to preservice education. It further suggests that planners of PDS networks for music teachers make a connection with the music education association in their state. (Contains 18 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey