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ERIC Number: EJ1056528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2158-592X
Critical Features of Program Improvement: Lessons from Five Minority Serving Universities
Lopez-Reyna, Norma A.; Snowden, Peggy A.; Stuart, Nicole M.; Baumgartner, Dana; Maiorano, Michael J.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning, v2 n3 p186-199 Fall 2012
Nationwide, personnel preparation programs are responding to the changing population demographics and its impact on Pre K-12 classrooms. Needs surveys conducted by the Monarch Center over the past ten years have consistently yielded a need for support in redesigning program course and fieldwork components to better prepare their teachers and other professionals for effectively serving children who are culturally and linguistically diverse and have disabilities. The five university programs featured in this special journal issue each described their work in a context of their past program work, specific needs grounded in the populations of teacher candidates they were preparing, and the children that the graduates would be serving in schools. All of the programs had a shared set of overlapping foci in their plans and actions that included (a) diversity and the need to link coursework to field experiences, (b) the use of stakeholder input and feedback, and (c) the use of multiple formative and summative assessments of teacher candidates and of the programs themselves. We discuss these similarities across the programs, discuss their relevance to the field of teacher education, and provide a summary of lessons learned.
Southern University and A & M College. College of Education, Arts and Humanities, PO Box 9983, Baton Rouge, LA 70813. Tel: 225-771-2291; Fax: 225-771-2292; e-mail: coeijtl@subr.edu; Web site: http://www.subr.edu/index.cfm/subhome/36
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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