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Case, Anny Fritzen; Traynor, John – AILACTE Journal, 2016
This paper describes several innovations to an early field experience emerging from a community, school, and university partnership focused on a middle school serving diverse students from low-income neighborhoods. With the primary goal of utilizing teaching candidates to provide direct academic, social, and instructional support to the middle…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Middle School Students
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Ralston, Nicole; Weitzel, Bruce; Waggoner, Jacqueline; Naegele, Zulema; Smith, Rebecca – AILACTE Journal, 2016
There has been a recent shift in university-district partnership models from traditional transactional partnerships, which lack a shared purpose, to transformational partnerships that are mutually beneficial to both universities and school districts. These transformational research-practice partnerships have gained popularity in the United States…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Research Needs, College School Cooperation
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McGrath, Kathleen; Erwin, Rob – AILACTE Journal, 2015
One of the greatest challenges in literacy education is the ability to provide a practical environment for candidates to apply their knowledge, while still working with their peers and under close faculty supervision. One of the greatest needs of resource-stretched schools is the ability to provide students with additional help in literacy…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Literacy, Literacy Education, Reading
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Lederhouse, Jillian N. – AILACTE Journal, 2014
To satisfy the ongoing demands of external communities, education faculty at liberal arts colleges often make curricular and instructional compromises within their programs which can adversely affect the developmental goals of liberal education. This article highlights several of the complex tensions faculty members face in offering their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Liberal Arts, Models, Role of Education
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Richardson, Belinda Conrad; Dinkins, Elizabeth G. – AILACTE Journal, 2014
Twenty-first century classrooms are filled with increasingly diverse student populations. Effective teacher preparation programs must include explicit course work in culturally responsive pedagogies and field experiences that place educators in new sociocultural contexts. Field experiences in cross-cultural, place-based settings have the potential…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Yontz, Brian D. – AILACTE Journal, 2012
This narrative outlines the process of how an independent liberal arts college integrated coursework and learning experiences focused on urban school teacher preparation with an existing university program in Urban Studies. Programmatic changes and additions to teacher education programs at independent liberal arts colleges are often very…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Studies
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Kaye, Karen; Turner, John F.; Emigh, James – AILACTE Journal, 2011
The CSI academies employed a multi-layered, collaborative approach to encourage diverse students to consider STEM careers, including science teaching. The academies recruited a diverse group of high school students. This was due, in large part, to the creation of a unique selection process that identified students with unrealized potential. The…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Mentors, Urban Universities, College Programs
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Hamel, Fred L.; Ryken, Amy E.; King, Jennice; Kokich, Mary; Lay, Olga – AILACTE Journal, 2006
What defines a strong connection between university and school-based experiences for a small teacher education program? This paper explores the creation of "intentional partnerships," which involves the systematic crossing of multiple voices (preservice, mentor, university professor, principal, supervisor) to build mutual understandings across…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, College School Cooperation
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Eifler, Karen E.; Green, Thomas G. – AILACTE Journal, 2005
This paper explores expressions of marginalization of White preservice teachers serving as academic mentors to Black adolescent males in a unique partnership program. Junior secondary education majors form tri-partite interdisciplinary teams and work with intact groups of Black youth, members of a community-based Black rites of passage program for…
Descriptors: Education Majors, African American Children, African Americans, Preservice Teachers