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Birch, Rebecca; Lewis, Katherine – Issues in Teacher Education, 2020
Seven weeks into the spring semester, we were learning what it means to build community in our online classes and then, our lives quickly and drastically changed. School districts shuttered their doors in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and K-12 teachers moved to distance learning. This was a challenging moment for our school systems and many…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Barnett, Joshua H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Most school-university partnerships have consisted of pre-service teacher education partnerships, by which colleges of teacher education team up with schools to train future teachers. Proponents of these partnerships claim that they have the ability to transform education through networks of teachers and faculty who are passionate about…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Needs Assessment
Schussler, Deborah L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2006
Evidence suggests that student teaching is one of the most influential components of a teacher education program, and the cooperating teacher exerts the greatest influence on a student teacher. Therefore, it is vital to understand how the role of experienced teachers is affected by the implementation of a professional development school (PDS) as…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Teacher Education Programs
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Dubetz, Nancy; Lawrence, Alexandria; Gningue, Serigne – Issues in Teacher Education, 2002
Both the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future and the Holmes Group suggest that the solution to improving student learning is through formal university-school collaborations, or Professional Development Schools (PDSs). As the research base on PDS partnerships grows, so does the evidence that PDSs improve the quality of teaching in…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Research, College School Cooperation, Urban Schools