ERIC Number: ED307668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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A Study of Shared Self-Interests in a University-School Partnership.
Bhagat, Devendra; And Others
This paper describes ethnographic research designed to discover whether the establishment of formal partnerships would ease traditional conflicts within the student teaching triad. In 1984, Brigham Young University (Utah) and five neighboring school districts entered into a formal university-school partnership. One priority was to develop teacher preparation programs specifically tailored to meet the needs of the public schools. The perceptions, trust levels, expectations, and types of communication among eight university supervisors, 18 cooperating teachers, and 26 student teachers in two junior high schools and one high school were ascertained. The results suggest that conflicts can be minimized if supervisors, cooperating teachers, and student teachers work together and keep in mind each other's self-interests. (JAM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).