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ERIC Number: EJ1047005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Partnership across Programs and Schools: Fostering Collaboration in Shared Spaces
Han, Heejeong Sophia; Parker, Audra K.; Berson, Ilene R.
School-University Partnerships, v7 n2 p72-85 2014
Recent reports call for a structural transformation of teacher preparation programs with increased attention to quality field-based learning experiences for pre-service teachers. Ideally, this occurs in the context of robust university-school partnerships. The challenges lie in identifying such school sites and building meaningful, reciprocal relationships, particularly in large Colleges of Education that house a multitude of certification programs. This paper discusses how two programs within a department collaborated across programs to create school partnerships in shared spaces. Reflections on success and challenges, implications for reform efforts, and thoughts for future directions are shared.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, College School Cooperation, Field Experience Programs, Learning Experience, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Cooperation, Reflection, Success, Performance Factors, Barriers, College Programs, Educational Planning, Internship Programs, Cooperating Teachers, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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