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ERIC Number: EJ833550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
The Challenge of Advanced Placement Partnerships in the South Texas Border Classroom
Blackwell, Deborah L.; Pisani, Jana S.; Pisani, Michael J.
Teacher Education and Practice, v20 n1 p93-108 Win 2007
In the year 2000, the Texas Education Agency and the Texas A&M University System teamed up to create an initiative called the University Faculty Fellows Program. Spearheaded by Texas A&M International University in Laredo, the program paired up faculty from the university with area Advanced Placement (AP) teachers in a variety of disciplines. Their goal was to help teachers prepare successful AP classes for their high school students, thereby boosting the number of students passing the AP examinations. This article focuses on the experience of three Faculty Fellows (the authors) who worked with U.S. history and economics teachers from the United and Laredo independent school districts. Using experience as their guide, the authors found the program to be highly viable with a great deal of promise but with room for improvement. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas