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ERIC Number: EJ863930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Teacher Externships: Connecting the Classroom to the Workplace
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n4 p47-49 Dec 2009
For many educators, professional development brings to mind workshops, night courses at a college of education, or perhaps meeting with colleagues for lesson study. This article discusses teacher externships which offer a very different kind of professional development experience, one that is often transformative for educators and their students. Externships--spending time in a workplace outside the classroom to learn how a discipline is applied in a career setting--"provide a peer-to-peer learning environment." Externships range from a day of simple job shadowing to full externships that are usually project-based and last as long as two weeks or a full summer.
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Language: English
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