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ERIC Number: EJ1014030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
Seeking Mutual Benefit: University and Districts as Partners in Preparation
Petti, Amy D.
School-University Partnerships, v6 n2 p32-48 2013
This article reports the research findings of a qualitative study thatemploys case study research methods to examine a newly-formed university-district-teacher union partnership. Examination of the question ''How do we better prepare teachers'' led to the formation of a university-district-association (teacher union) partnership, which led to a new question: How do the roles of principal and liaison in a Professional Development School affect pre-service and tenured teacher learning? The school-university partnerships' mission was to design a mutually beneficial program of teacher preparation and tenured teacher professional development. Findings determined that there were significant perceived mutual benefits; notable benefits for the school partner appeared in the unexpected roles of tenured teacher, principal, and liaison. The study's finding have implications for the universities that prepare teachers, teaching practitioners, school and district leaders, and even state and national policy makers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A