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ERIC Number: ED481731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 20
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Project PASS: A Change Agent in Teacher Preparation at the University of South Florida.
Fields, Lynette J.
This article explains from the viewpoint of a faculty member how the College of Education at the University of South Florida has undergone reform. The book, "Changing the Practice of Teacher Education" (Mary Diez), is used as a theoretical framework in describing that process of reform. The article describes current external pressures for change that include teacher education trends and accrediting organizations. The focus is, however, internal influences within the College of Education at the University of South Florida, specifically the activities of one large core group, the Project PASS (Performance Assessment System for Students) team. The Project PASS team was funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Education. The author is a member of the Project PASS team and a faculty member in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. Conclusions are based on personal observation and the theoretical framework for change in teacher preparation programs provided by Mary Diez. An appendix contains a timeline of events for reform at the College of Education. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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