Governor's Community College Teacher and Reading
Development Partnerships

AS-2470-99/TEKR - September 9-10, 1999

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University pledge its full support and cooperation in working with the community colleges to implement the Governor's Community College Teacher and Reading Development Partnership program, which funds community colleges to develop field experience programs with school districts and CSU institutions to assist elementary school pupils to develop improved reading skills.

RATIONALE: The Governor’s Community College Teacher Reading Development Partnerships program is designed both to encourage promising students to pursue careers in teaching through development of an articulated program with school districts and California State University institutions and to assist elementary school pupils to develop improved reading skills. The initiative supports the development of critical partnerships between community colleges and the CSU, the two institutions that prepare more than 60 percent of California’s teachers. It further supports cooperation with public school districts, thus promoting an alliance among the three public education agencies most able to improve teacher quality and the achievement of K-12 pupils. Since the vast majority of community college students who are interested in teaching will complete their program of study in the CSU, it is essential that the CSU and community colleges cooperate in the development of these programs.

APPROVED – September 9-10, 1999



 
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