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ERIC Number: EJ957131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Examining Preservice Teacher Knowledge and Competencies in Establishing Family-School Partnerships
Patte, Michael M.
School Community Journal, v21 n2 p143-159 2011
A research study including 200 preservice teacher candidates in their junior and senior years of study at a public state university in Pennsylvania examined their knowledge and competencies in establishing family-school partnerships. The study found that preservice teacher candidates were aware of the many positive outcomes and barriers associated with establishing family-school partnerships, that their knowledge and competencies in establishing family-school partnerships was limited, and that their perceptions of family-school partnerships were traditional in nature. The results suggest an inconsistency between current federal and state legislative initiatives and accreditation standards requiring greater levels of family-school partnership practices and the scant time and resources offered to address the topic in one teacher education program. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania