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
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
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).