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ERIC Number: EJ1004727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Preparing Educators to Partner with Families
Miller, Gloria E.; Lines, Cathy; Sullivan, Erin; Hermanutz, Kirsten
Teaching Education, v24 n2 p150-163 2013
The present study focuses on current efforts underway in one western US state to prepare educators' for meaningful participation with families. Directors and faculty from 43 accredited Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) preparing pre-service teachers, administrators, and student support personnel were asked to complete an online survey regarding current family-school partnering coursework, practice requirements, and resources. Responses were obtained from 63% of the identified programs. Similar to prior studies, our results indicate that current course offerings and field practice requirements may not match prevailing views regarding the need for and importance of family engagement in promoting student success. Specific recommendations include refocusing coursework, providing alternative field experiences, offering interdisciplinary coursework and projects, and developing ongoing avenues for continued professional development to improve the preparation of future educators to partner with families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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