Montpelier High School: Restructuring the Educational Experience – Montpelier, VT

Publication March 1998

Successful implementation of work-related education reforms in the United States requires educators to understand both reform principles and the ways in which work-based and school-based learning can be used to enhance curriculum and instruction. This document is part of Teacher learning in the workplace and community, which contains four educational briefs and five case studies that describe innovative teacher education and professional development programs that support school-to-work and related reforms.

Professional Development Schools (PDS) are intended to improve the education of preservice teachers through a collaborative partnership between schools and teacher education programs based in colleges or universities. Montpelier High School (MHS) and the University of Vermont (UVM) have developed a collaborative partnership in the form of a PDS. The program is designed to enable preservice teachers from UVM to become actively involved in the school during an internship. This case study describes the model PDS structure involving collaboration between a school and a postsecondary teacher education program.

Pribbenow, C. M., & Sargent, T. (1998, March). Montpelier High School: Restructuring the educational experience – Montpelier, VT. In Teacher Learning in the Workplace and Community. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

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