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ERIC Number: ED479893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 5
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Joining Together To Prepare Teachers: Developing Professional Development Schools.
Canty, June; Harriman, Nancy; Berkeley, Terry
This paper provides information about creating Professional Development Schools (PDSs) linked with university teacher preparation programs. It focuses on PDS programs in three regions of the United States at very diverse institutions, noting what has been learned from their experiences. All of the PDS partnerships in Towson University, Maryland's College of Education are reciprocal and based on mutual respect between partners. In 2000, a unique partnership began when Towson University Department of Early Childhood Education faculty and faculty from the Infant-Primary Special Education Department started discussions among themselves (and then with Baltimore County Public School personnel) about planning a joint PDS effort to enrich the professional preparation of teacher candidates in their respective areas. The Western Maine Site is one of five partnership sites for the Extended Teacher Education Program at the University of Southern Maine. The site accepted its first cohort of interns in 1993. This program emphasizes education as community service. Gonzaga University, Washington's, School of Education offers certification in general and special education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its PDS partnerships with the local schools have been rocky because of faculty turnover, which served to derail the PDS relationships. However, once the university developed relationships with the new faculty, the collaborations became effective again. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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