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ERIC Number: EJ974370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
Creating an Environment of Educational Excellence: The University of Mississippi-PDS Partnership--The Evolution Continues
Pepper, Susan Kaye; Hartman, Kimberly Jeane; Blackwell, Sarah Elizabeth; Monroe, Ann Elizabeth
School-University Partnerships, v5 n1 p74-88 Spr 2012
Research emphasizes the effectiveness of professional development schools in preparing prospective teachers to successfully meet the needs of students. Effective school-university partnerships have a positive impact on student learning and on the stakeholders involved. Recounting the journey of the University of Mississippi PDS partnerships reveals our evolution from a PDS as defined by the Holmes Group in 1990 to our current status. The opportunity to reexamine the teacher education program through a Blue Ribbon Redesign Initiative for Teacher Preparation highlighted the need for our relationships with school districts to move back to PDS partnerships as now defined by the NAPDS. During this process, the revisions to our program and the changes being implemented led to the establishment of the framework of the "Six Cs for Effective Partnerships." Recounting this process should be beneficial to teacher education programs and school partners who are considering program redesign and the revitalization of partnerships. (Contains 1 figure.)
National Association for Professional Development Schools. College of Education University of South Carolina, Wardlaw 252, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-1515; Fax: 803-777-3035; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi