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Posted: Friday, November 14, 2003


Trent University Teacher Candidates go to College

Secondary school teacher candidates to learn more about college options and opportunities at Fleming College

Trent University's secondary teacher education candidates will learn from Fleming College about the options and opportunities the community college system can offer high school graduates on Friday, November 14 at 1 p.m.

The teacher candidates, many of them more familiar with the opportunities of a university setting, will gain insight into the value of a college education. The workshop comes at an opportune time, as the teacher candidates have recently completed their first round of practice teaching. Trent students will meet with Fleming's vice-president, academic, as well as academic team leaders, and tour the Sutherland Campus. They will also learn about the demographics of the "college" student from Fleming's Data Services department.

"This afternoon's workshop is very much in keeping with Trent's approach to teacher education," says Dr. Deborah Berrill, director, Trent's Teacher Education and Professional Learning program. "Our objective is to prepare teachers who will truly be able to teach all students; only one-third of high school students are university bound."

The workshop is expected to prepare teacher candidates to assist their future high school students in post-secondary decision making. Approximately 42 per cent of Fleming's students come directly from high school and more than 60 per cent are 20 years old or younger. Themes for the day will include how college and university experiences complement each other, new programs and, high school and college partnerships.


Meeting with Trent University - Secondary School Teacher Candidates

ROOM 301, Brealey Building
Sutherland Campus

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

1. Programs offered at Community College – Rachael Donovan, Ph.D.
Vice-President, Academic

2. Demographics of the 'College' Student – Brenda Pander-Scott, Director
Research & Evaluation

3. Academic Team Leaders to provide overview of programs within their specific centres - including some insights of the job opportunities open to graduates with a college diploma

Debora Windover - Interdisciplinary Studies
Kate Kincaid - Healthy Aging & Nursing
Jim Madder - Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences
Tom Phillips - Management & Business Studies
George Seto - Applied Computing & Engineering Sciences
Kevin Asselin - Community Development & Health
Linda Skilton - Law & Justice

Jim Madder/
Brenda Liston-Hanley - School/College Work Initiative

4. Tour of the Sutherland Campus


For further information, please contact:

Dr. Deborah Berrill, director, Trent's School of Education and Professional Learning
705-748-1011, ext. 5464

Pauline Janitch, Communications, Fleming College
705-749-5530, ext. 1370

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