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Pitre, Charisse Cowan; Koch-Patterson, Penny; Price, Paula Groves – Professional Educator, 2017
This quantitative study examined the change in Master in Teaching students' attitudes toward civic action and service self-efficacy after participating in academic service-learning with K-2 youth at school-university partnership sites. Study participants completed the Civic Attitudes and Skills Questionnaire (CASQ) and the Community Service…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Service Learning, Teacher Leadership, Citizenship Education
Waddell, Jennifer; Vartuli, Sue – Professional Educator, 2015
In recent years, teacher education has been charged with reforming programs to better align curriculum, clinical practice, and accountability. The sense of urgency for reform has been heightened by competition from alternative routes to teaching that jump straight to practice, often criticized for foregoing essential knowledge and theory. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Field Experience Programs, Urban Teaching
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Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Spice, Loren – Professional Educator, 2015
In this paper, we describe the second year of a multi-year project that we developed to foster collaboration between high school teachers and university undergraduates. The project incorporates specific tools that help partners find an approach to collaboration that is right for them, allowing it to offer more flexibility than traditional…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Barriers, High Schools, College School Cooperation
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Gardiner, Wendy; Salmon, Diane – Professional Educator, 2014
Current reform efforts seek to redesign teacher education in alignment with a practice-based theory, a fundamental reconceptualization of higher education demanding a tighter alignment with K-12 school practices. The Faculty Research Residency Model--a Department of Education Funds for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Change
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Fayne, Harriet; Matthews, Isha Trammell – Professional Educator, 2010
A midwestern urban school district received a Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) grant from the U.S. Office of Education to deliver specialized middle-level urban teacher preparation. Five colleges and universities and the school district participated in the 5-year project. This article describes the first course in the TQE "urban strand." The…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Urban Schools
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Hur, Jung Won; Suh, Suhyun – Professional Educator, 2010
The purposes of this paper are to explain the development processes of an intensive summer program for English language learners and to discuss course improvement strategies based on the evaluation outcomes. This 60-hr partnership program between local schools and a university was developed to improve the language proficiency of increasing numbers…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Standardized Tests
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Korth, Byran B.; Erickson, Lynnette; Hall, Kendra M. – Professional Educator, 2009
The purpose of this study was to analyze a sample of classroom teachers' definitions of the term "teacher educator" and determine whether they considered themselves to be teacher educators. The extent that classroom teachers' definitions of a teacher educator were influenced by involvement in a university-public school partnership was also…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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Castle, Sharon; Arends, Richard I.; Rockwood, Kathleen D. – Professional Educator, 2008
This study investigated the impact of a Professional Development School (PDS) on student learning by comparing student achievement in a PDS and a control school. Student achievement data were collected from an elementary PDS and a matched control school over a 6-year period. The results indicate that the PDS moved more students up to mastery level…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Elementary Schools
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Cherubini, Lorenzo – Professional Educator, 2007
The induction of beginning teachers has assumed a burgeoning priority given existing North American preoccupations with teacher retention, state educational standards, and large-scale assessment. In Canada, and especially Ontario, school boards are following the lead of many American institutions in establishing key partnerships with university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Leadership
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Williams, Mae; Shaw, Stan F. – Professional Educator, 2003
Urban schools have the greatest need for renewal of existing staff and the infusion of new teachers. Unfortunately, they present a challenging environment in which to prepare teachers while fostering the renewal process in experienced teachers. Goodlad (1994) proposes that both the school and university embark upon this renewal process through…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation, Professional Development
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White, W. Bumper; Schaible, Robert – Professional Educator, 2003
The innovative CLASS professional development school initiative seeks to redesign teacher education through effective collaboration to better meet the needs of a changing pre-service student population. Non-traditional, often part-time students are entering undergraduate pre-service education programs across North America and in other parts of the…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Middle Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education
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Cristol, Dean S.; Gimbert, Belinda G. – Professional Educator, 2002
Describes an urban school-university partnership that explored how teams of teacher educators and inservice and preservice teachers developed curriculum supporting their own and their students' work-based learning experiences, presenting: study methodology, scholarship that previously addressed school- university work in urban partnerships,…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Snow-Gerono, Jennifer L.; Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Silva, Diane Yendol – Professional Educator, 2001
Investigated the experiences of first-year teachers who learned to teach in a Professional Development School and completed an inquiry-oriented, full-year internship. Interviews conducted during the internship and first teaching years indicated that these teachers surpassed the traditional survival stage of novice teachers, had strongly developed…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Fox, Jill Englebright; Rossi, John Allen – Professional Educator, 2001
Discusses concerns of tenure-track faculty acting as faculty liaisons to Professional Development Schools (PDSs), describing one university's efforts to restructure its roles and rewards policies to support university/public school collaboration. Six conclusions include: the institution's history makes a difference in creating a climate for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Stevens, Dannelle D.; Everhart, Robert B. – Professional Educator, 2000
Examines the process of creating formalized partnerships between public schools and colleges, using data from experiences establishing such partnerships. The paper addresses how an agenda of mutual benefit to both parties is established and implemented; discusses how partners are identified; describes negotiations about the scope of the work; and…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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