ERIC Number: EJ917605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 2
Dialogues of Teacher Education: The Promise, Potential, and Problematics of University Partnerships and Collaborations
Jenlink, Patrick M.
Teacher Education and Practice, v23 n3 p314-316 Sum 2010
Toward a deeper understanding of the viability of partnerships and collaboratives, a central framing question is of importance: What are the promises, potentials, and problematics of university partnerships necessary to informing teacher educators in preparing teachers for the challenges they face teaching in today's schools? The issue addressed by this question is one of examining current perspectives of teacher education and the importance that university partnerships hold for preparing teachers to teach. This paper argues the need to reconceptualize university partnerships and teacher preparation programs. The central point of the argument is for a new form of community-based partnership defined by teacher educators as both a form of community pedagogy and a form of border crossing, tempered by an understanding of the importance of situating the learning-to-teach experience in authentic settings of schools and classrooms--a revitalization of university partnerships as forums of community engagement.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teacher Educators, College School Cooperation, Preservice Teacher Education, School Community Relationship, Attitude Change
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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