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ERIC Number: ED524699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Partners on the Border: Schools and Universities Researching for Change
Williams, Jo; Davies, Merryn
Australian Teacher Education Association, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) (Albury, Jun 28-Jul 1, 2009)
The field of teacher education is border and boundary rich. Navigating and attempting to confront the seemingly intractable boundaries between schools and universities, and between research and teacher education goes with the territory. Schools and teacher education may share the broad goal of improved educational outcomes for all students, but how they might practically collaborate to tackle and research teaching and learning issues is less clear. This paper reflects on a university-schools partnership that addresses some of these issues through new practice within a Collaborative Practitioner Research (CPR) framework. The project has generated new knowledge about school-university research partnerships and their potential to support professional collaboration for improved outcomes and school change, thus facilitating the enrichment and re-envisaging of both teacher and preservice teacher education. (Contains 3 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)