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ERIC Number: EJ759448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-2
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
A Class Education
Jacobson, Linda
Education Week, v24 n25 p28-31 Mar 2005
In this article, the author discusses a partnership between Baylor University and the Waco public schools that embeds every teacher-candidate--from the freshman year on--into the K-12 system. To test whether professional-development schools, modeled after teaching hospitals, can be scaled up so that all of a college's teaching candidates--not just a select few--can train in an urban setting, the Washington-based National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education worked with the Waco district and two other urban university-district partnerships: the University of Colorado at Denver and the Denver public schools, and the University of North Florida and the Duval County district, which includes Jacksonville. In addition to giving future teachers more experience, the project is intended to help produce well-qualified teachers willing to stay in urban districts. Through the partnership, the university accomplishes its goals by giving teaching candidates authentic classroom experience, and the schools gain by having additional instructors for academically at-risk children--with the possibility that some of those future teachers will actually choose to work in Waco after they graduate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Florida; Washington