ERIC Number: ED494027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Expanding Minds, Exploring Futures: Teaching Scholar Partnerships. Models Linking Community Colleges with K-12 Science and Mathematics Education
San Felice, Faith; Barnett, Lynn
American Association of Community Colleges
"Expanding Minds, Exploring Futures" describes a national pilot program supported by the National Science Foundation to give undergraduate students early field experience in K-12 schools, serving as classroom resources while getting a taste of a career in teaching. The American Association of Community Colleges, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Independent Colleges Office developed the Teaching Scholar Partnerships (TSP) program, drawing students from their member colleges. This report, which focuses on lessons drawn from the experiences of the community colleges that participated in TSP over a two-year period, offers recommendations for other institutions interested in developing similar programs. The table of contents includes the following sections: (1) Foreword; (2) Overview: The Teaching Scholar Partnerships; (3) Teaching Scholar Partnerships at Community Colleges; (4) Teaching Scholars; (5) Advisory Committee; (6) Evaluation and Outcomes; (7) Sustaining Teacher Preparation Partnerships; (8) Unexpected Benefits; (9) Community Colleges in the Teaching Scholar Partnerships, 2001-2003; and (10) Selected Resources. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Pilot Projects, Mathematics Education, Advisory Committees, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.