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Birkeland, Sarah; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – New Educator, 2012
Ample research demonstrates the power of comprehensive induction to develop and retain new teachers. Education scholars generally agree on what powerful systems of induction include, yet few tools exist for guiding schools in creating such systems. Drawing on theory and practice, we have created such a tool. This article introduces the "Continuum…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Allen, Jeanne Maree; Wright, Suzie Elizabeth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This article reports on a study into student teachers' perceptions about their professional development during practicum. Framed within a symbolic interactionist perspective, the study examined to what extent, and how effectively, one group of student teachers was able to integrate theory and practice during a three-week practicum in the first…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Praxis, Theory Practice Relationship, Practicums
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Leary, Heather; Severance, Samuel – Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 2018
Education researchers have sought to address the divide between research and persistent problems of practice faced by educators through technology, pedagogy, and methodology innovations (Anderson & Shattuck, 2012; Mishra & Koehler, 2007; Richey, 1998). Barriers to the successful development and implementation of technological innovations…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Barriers, Expertise
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Hunt, Carolyn S. – School-University Partnerships, 2014
The first few years of teaching are a critical time in the development of expert teaching. However, many universities are missing valuable opportunities to foster diversity and critical thinking by participating in the professional development of new teachers. This literature review explores research into how universities have attempted to support…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Beginning Teacher Induction, Literature Reviews, Theory Practice Relationship
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Salmon, Diane; Gardiner, Wendy – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
The faculty research residency (FRR) model was launched in 2010, with the goal of transforming coursework to improve the preparation of teachers for high-need schools. The FRR model leveraged school-university partnerships and situated university faculty in high-need schools to conduct research related to the university courses they taught. This…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Education, Communities of Practice, Models
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Borden, Allison M.; Preskill, Stephen L.; DeMoss, Karen – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2012
Aspiring leaders in preparation programs need up-to-date research applied in real-life situations. University faculty need to change their understandings of what it means to effectively promote leadership development through university programs. This article presents understandings on how exploratory, field-based coursework offered through a…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Course Evaluation, College School Cooperation, Leadership
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Meister, Gail R.; Blitz, Cynthia L. – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
An auxiliary and potentially powerful source of practitioners' knowledge, skills, and dispositions can come from participation in research-practice partnerships. Research-practice partnerships link researchers, usually faculty at institutions of higher education, with practitioners working in schools, district central offices, county offices, or…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Researchers
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Stearns, Michael; Margulus, Lisabeth; Shinsky, John – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in conjunction with the Grand Rapids Michigan Public Schools (GRPS) collaborated to implement a Wallace Foundation Grant Program designed to develop urban school leaders. The theoretical constructs of the program were evident in the research on leadership and change. This research formed a basis for the…
Descriptors: Universities, Grants, Leadership Training, Urban Schools
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Hill, Kirsten; Reitano, Adrienne; Kowalski, David – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE), and the School District of Philadelphia (SDP), have a researcher-practitioner partnership called "Shared Solutions." They consider Shared Solutions to be a hybrid of the "place-based research alliances" and "design research teams" described by…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Research, School Districts, Schools of Education
Laferriere, Therese; Erickson, Gaalen; Breuleux, Alain – Canadian Journal of Education, 2007
This study explored how the Internet bridges theory and practice. Teacher educators, teachers, and prospective teachers used collaborative technologies to design networked communities embedded in three distinct perspectives: the networked learning community, the networked community of practice, and the knowledge building community. Networked…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Theory Practice Relationship
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Alber, Sheila R.; Nelson, Janet S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2010
The research to practice gap continues to be a prominent concern among professionals in the field of education. Traditional staff development in which teachers attend presentations and workshops for a few days each year has been one method for attempting to bring empirically validated instructional practices into the classroom. Unfortunately,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Researchers, Rural Schools
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Ralston, Nicole C.; Tarasawa, Beth; Waggoner, Jacqueline M.; Smith, Rebecca; Naegele, Zulema – Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, 2016
University-community partnerships have gained popularity in the United States as a means of extending university research resources and collaborative opportunities. However, research-driven partnerships between universities and K-12 school districts that prioritize the research needs of K-12 schools are unique. Recently, education scholars have…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Cooperation
Davis, Sharon – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The phenomenological study examined how a K-12 school district-university partnership impacted a school district's leadership from the perspectives of cohort members and non-cohort members. The doctoral cohort consisted of 22 candidates. The intent of the program was to merge theory with best practice and to focus on increasing the district's…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Leadership
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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
Watson, Jane, Ed.; Beswick, Kim, Ed. – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2007
This is a record of the proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA). The theme of the conference is "Mathematics: Essential research, essential practice." The theme draws attention to the importance of developing and maintaining links between research and practice and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Concept Mapping, Student Teachers
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