ERIC Number: ED483152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Partnerships for Reform: Changing Teacher Preparation through the Title II HEA Partnership Program. Interim Report. Executive Summary. PPSS-2003-8.
US Department of Education
Key findings from the first Interim Report are highlighted in this executive summary, evaluating the extent to which the Partnership Program has improved teacher quality. The ultimate goal of the program is to improve student achievement by increasing the quality of teachers. Data were collected during the years 2001-2003, addressing the first 2 years of Partnership grantee activities. The first Partnership grantees to receive competitive funds were the 25 Partnership projects in the 1999 cohort, receiving $175 million over the 5 years of the project, at an average of $7 million each year. More than 14,000 preservice teaching students and more than 13,000 current teachers and instructional specialists are reported to be involved in Partnership activities. Participation in summer institutes, professional development schools, and induction support programs were typical ways in which individuals were involved in Title II Partnerships. (Contains 10 exhibits.)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Competencies, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Improvement, Beginning Teacher Induction, Partnerships in Education, Federal Aid
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary, Policy and Program Studies Service
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; SRI International, Arlington, VA.