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ERIC Number: EJ1090416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 21
Innovative University-School Partnerships Co-Teaching in Secondary Settings
Morton, Brenda M.; Birky, Ginny D.
Issues in Teacher Education, v24 n2 p119-132 Fall 2015
In an era of standardized exams to support No Child Left Behind, the influence a teacher candidate has on a P-12 classroom can greatly impact the academic achievement of students. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE) Blue Ribbon Panel Report (2010) suggested that teacher preparation programs and school districts need to view the preparation of teachers as the responsibility of both institutions. Current research in teacher education points to the co-teaching model in elementary classrooms developed by St. Cloud State University (MN) as one example of systemic change. St. Cloud authors Bacharach, Heck, and Dahlberg (2010) state that co-teaching "has the potential to unequivocally change the face of teacher preparation and student teaching as we know it today" (p. 13). This article shares the findings of a unique three-year partnership between two high schools and a university teacher education program, using the co-teaching model as defined by St. Cloud State University, and combined with professional development workshops for all participants.
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, High Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Team Teaching, Teacher Workshops, Training Methods, Journal Writing, Student Teacher Evaluation, Individualized Instruction, Lesson Plans, Curriculum Implementation, Classroom Environment, Program Effectiveness, Masters Programs, Surveys, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Oregon