Open Journal of Education
ISSN: 2328-4986

Sender-Receiver Model for Education: Effective Multiagency Collaboration for EC-20 Systems, an Initial Review

Mishaleen Allen*, Theresa G. Dorel, and Shelley B. Harris

Author Affiliations:

College of Education & Human Development/Department of Educator & Leadership Preparation, Texas A&M; University-San Antonio, San Antonio, United States of America

Abstract:

Since 2009, TAMU-SA’s Model for Success Initiative (MSI) has provided multiagency collaboration between community, local education agencies, community colleges, and Texas A&M; University-San Antonio to address Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Closing the Gaps for participation/success in higher education and teacher preparation. Utilizing a sender-receiver model applied to education, administration and faculty from an upper level university successfully reached out to local education agencies, community colleges, and city organizations to create a comprehensive EC-20 multiagency collaborative effort including 12 school districts, 5 community colleges, and the city wide Head Start program within the Greater San Antonio Area. Through scheduled ½ day work sessions and subcommittee activities, higher education stakeholders dramatically refined teacher education curriculum, programming, and implementation models to address community needs in order to produce undergraduate and alternative certification teachers ready to meet the every changing demands of an effective teacher in today’s schools. The initial review of this initiative presents replicable processes for multi-agency collaborative efforts within EC-20 educational settings for increased student achievement as well as teacher candidate and new teacher success.

Keywords:

Multiagency Collaboration, Teacher Preparation, Higher Education Transformation, Curriculum Transformation