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ERIC Number: EJ789099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
A School-University Collaboration for Preparing Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments: Linking the University and a State Residential School
Fueyo, Vivian; Lewis, Sandra
Teacher Education and Special Education, v25 n4 p385-394 Fall 2002
To address calls for restructuring and reform in the mid 1980's, educators proposed joining schools and universities in collaborative partnerships to improve education. Little attention has been given in the educational reform literature, however, to the field of teacher education for teachers of students with blindness or low vision. Reform efforts in this field have been directed at redefining the relationship between universities and state residential schools. In this paper, the authors examine the identification of partners and the establishment of partnerships for teacher preparation, and the resulting lessons learned from developing a school-university collaboration between a state residential school for students who are blind or who have low vision and a university teacher preparation program for the teachers of these students. The authors follow the progress of this residential school-university collaboration through its stages and analyze the implications of the lessons learned for all teacher educators. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A