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Community colleges are fast becoming a critical segment impacting on the K-12 arena. An estimated 20 percent of those who go on to become K-12 teachers are educated at community colleges, with over 40 percent of all teachers completing some or all of their science and mathematics coursework at two-year colleges1.

The Pathways Project was envisioned to fill a critical need in preparing tomorrow's teachers. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the project will involve faculty from 33 community colleges over three years in Internet-based training designed to model best practices using technology-based instruction. The Pathways Project involves a faculty training program, a framework for development and sharing of Internet-based "Real World Learning Objects" and an online community to support course implementation.




1. Boggs, G.R. & Bragg, S. (February 1999). Teaching the Teachers: Meeting the National Teacher Preparation Challenge, Leadership Abstracts, 12(1).

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