Mount Pleasant High School

2013PartnerthruMSITwelfth grade students at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, Rhode Island, can join a teacher academy and team up with students in a local teacher education program to give presentations on educational philosophy to high school students.

The high school students researched important educational philosophers and wrote personal statements of educational philosophy. The two groups revised papers together, and were able to effectively critique peer research based on what they knew about the classroom.

The cooperating college professor reported that this experience helped dispel stereotypes his teacher education students had held about urban high school students. (Mt. Pleasant High School, n.d.)

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