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Colwell, Chris; MacIsaac, Doug; Tichenor, Mercedes; Heins, Bette; Piechura, Kathy – Professional Educator, 2014
Professional development school partnerships can improve teaching and learning in our schools. To support these partnerships, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) developed standards for professional development schools. In this article, we address the questions, "What NCATE standards work from the point of…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Sustainability, Partnerships in Education, Benchmarking
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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
Davis, Barbara H.; Waite, Susan Field – Professional Educator, 2006
This paper describes a school/university graduate induction program that has provided support to beginning teachers since 1994. A 10-year follow-up study of program graduates was recently conducted to examine these questions: (a) How many graduates are still in the education profession? (b) How many have remained in the classroom? and (c) What are…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Professional Development Schools, Beginning Teacher Induction, Program Effectiveness
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McKinney, Sueanne E.; Finke, Janet A. – Professional Educator, 2005
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if there was a difference in the internship experience between student interns placed in either an urban Professional Development School or an urban non-Professional Development School. Student interns from two urban universities who have partnerships with neighboring urban school districts…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Context Effect, Student Teachers, Urban Schools
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Melser, Nancy Armstrong – Professional Educator, 2004
Professional Development Schools provide many different opportunities for the supervision of pre-service teacher. One of these options is the Shared Supervision of student teachers in which the university faculty member and the supervising classroom teacher now work together to complete observations, provide feedback, and complete summative…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Teacher Supervision, Cooperating Teachers, Cooperation
McKinney, Sueanne E.; Robinson, Jack; Spooner, Melba – Professional Educator, 2004
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if there was a difference in the development of effective urban teacher characteristics between student interns placed in either an urban Professional Development School environment or an urban non-Professional Development School environment. Student interns in urban universities with partnerships…
Descriptors: Teacher Interns, Urban Teaching, Teacher Characteristics, Professional Development Schools
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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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Easley, Jacob, II; Henning, Mary Beth; Bradley, Barbara – Professional Educator, 2003
Much has been written about how K-12 teachers and university faculty come to understand their roles within Professional Development Schools (PDSs). However, there is not a clear body of research that addresses the role of graduate students who represent a valuable force in PDSs. This paper aims to explore the dynamics of relationship building in a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Professional Development Schools, Mentors, Cooperation
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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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Burbank, Mary D. – Professional Educator, 2003
Teacher preparation requires exemplary teaching that illustrates the systematic reflection encouraged among preservice teachers. This article provides an investigation of an innovative model for integrating action research into a preservice teacher education program. Through a self-study, one teacher educator presents reflections on action…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Action Research
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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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Burbank, Mary D.; Kauchak, Don – Professional Educator, 2001
Examined the effectiveness of collaborative action research teaming as a professional development mechanism to address the demands of contemporary classrooms through formalized sharing between groups of inservice and preservice teachers. Data from observations, interviews, and student artifacts indicated that effective teaming depended…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, 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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Campoy, Renee W.; Hoewisch, Allison – Professional Educator, 1998
Used case studies to examine teachers' motivation and instructional style in relationship to their progress in Professional Development School staff development. Field observations of teachers examined the effectiveness of the Teacher Instructional Orientation and Motivation model in predicting teachers' responses to staff development. Data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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