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ERIC Number: EJ849818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-8938
Learning by Teaching: The New Teachers Collaborative
Ringwall, Claire Fox; Rogers, Laura
Horace, v24 n1 Spr 2008
A belief in "learning by doing" lies at the heart of the New Teachers Collaborative (NTC), a small teacher-preparation program at the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School, and its partner, the Theodore R. Sizer Teachers Center, in Devens, Massachusetts. Now in its sixth year, NTC is designed to bring to adult learners the 10 Common Principles that members of the Coalition of Essential Schools feel so compelled to offer their younger students. Throughout their one-year apprenticeship, interns (called "Collaborating Teachers") learn to teach by teaching, with the coaching of exemplary mentor teachers and the support of a year-long seminar. The year culminates in their presentation of a portfolio in which participants reflect on their experience and document their attainment of the professional standards for teachers. This commitment to teacher training was integral to Parker's design and charter from the start. Theodore and Nancy Sizer, key founding trustees, saw the new school as an opportunity to create a school-based teacher preparation program. In this article, the authors give an overview of what NTC's Collaborating Teachers do in the program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts