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ERIC Number: EJ1176457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
The Practice of Partnering: Simulated Parent-Teacher Conferences as a Tool for Teacher Education
Khasnabis, Debi; Goldin, Simona; Ronfeldt, Matthew
Action in Teacher Education, v40 n1 p77-95 2018
Partnering with families in ways that support children's learning is a skill that is central to high-quality teaching. Parent-teacher conferences are a key site for teachers to learn how to leverage family resources in service of instruction. To know how to support the development of well-started beginners, teacher education (TE) programs must design substantive opportunities for interns to learn to bridge students' work in schools on academic content with their home and community-based experiences; they must also be able to assess teacher candidates' capacities to enact this learning. The authors report on their efforts to design a simulated parent-teacher conference, used here as a pre-assessment, as a means for assessing interns' capacities to interact with and learn from diverse families to better support the needs of students. They refer to these skills as "partnering practices."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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