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Reitenauer, Vicki L.; Korzun, Tetiana; Lane, Kimberly; Roberts, Melinda Joy – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Designed in response to students' requests for a capstone where they could form their own individual partnerships in the communities of their choosing, Effective Change Agent offers a structure for community-based learning that allows for high levels of student choice-making and agency. In this article, the authors describe the course; connect it…
Descriptors: Change Agents, College Students, Service Learning, College Curriculum
Forbes, Leighann S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
Gannon University, located in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, created a middle level teacher preparation curriculum focused on sustainability. After reviewing the literature about learning, teacher preparation, and barriers to campus greening, the article describes how Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was integrated into the middle level…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Sustainable Development, Middle Schools, Teacher Education Curriculum
Moore, Kay; Williams, Braska, Jr. – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
For almost twenty-five years, North Carolina State University has helped to coordinate a state-wide Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program that serves disadvantaged youth in grades six through twelve. The university-school partnership includes middle school and high school academic enrichment in math, science, and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Disadvantaged Youth, College Preparation, Program Effectiveness
Simon, Diane J.; Abrams, Lisa M.; McDonnough, Jacqueline T.; McLeod, Alan M.; Warren, Beverly J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Project BEST (Basic Educational Skills and Training) is a mentoring program involving Virginia Commonwealth University students and area middle school students. In the two-tiered program, VCU faculty mentor the Project BEST college students who, in turn, serve as mentors to the middle school students. Activities include Saturday mathematics and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mentors, At Risk Students, Minority Group Children