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ERIC Number: ED561233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-19
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Outsider Partners? Working with and within a Teacher Preparation Partnership in an Indigenous Rural Community
Torrez, Cheryl A.; Krebs, Marjori
Online Submission, Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL, Apr 16-20, 2015)
Two university-based educators conducted a year-long self-study regarding their work within a rural Native American School district, focusing on Indigenous teacher recruitment, preparation, and classroom-based professional development. The authors describe the nature of their work, the context in which the work was conducted, and the ways in which they negotiated being outsiders working within a rural community. They discuss their work as partners, their values as teacher educators, their personal responses to their perceptions of being outsiders, the changes they have made in their work in teacher education as a result of these experiences, and they ways they have navigated the tensions of inside/outside perceptions. They also discuss university/institutional barriers that were encountered which impeded the access and educational parity of rural teachers, PK-12 students, rural students navigating the institution of the university, and community members; the ways in which collaborative efforts eliminated and/or lessened some of these barriers; and key features of blending ancestral and community heritage and culture in teacher preparation and community-based professional development. The authors also share lessons learned and suggest ways in which others may successfully navigate working with and within rural Indigenous settings.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A