ERIC Number: EJ1051772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Benefits of 25 Years of School District-University Partnerships to Improve Teacher Preparation and Advance School Renewal
Holen, Michael C.; Yunk, Dan C.
Educational Considerations, v42 n1 p49-54 Fall 2014
Generalizing about school district-teacher education program relationships across the long history and broad landscape of teacher preparation in America can prove challenging. However, if partnerships imply stable, long-term, mutually beneficial arrangements characterized by shared decision-making and resources, even a relatively cursory scan suggests that until about the past two decades few such relationships between schools and universities existed. Prior to the initiation of what evolved into the nationally recognized Professional Development School Model (PDS) for school district-university partnerships, the relationships between the College of Education at Kansas State University (KSU) and local school districts were fraught with the many shortcomings evident in the clinical aspects of teacher preparation across the nation. Yet, the KSU Professional Development School partnerships evolved to ensure that all relevant players realized enduring and important professional gains. This article details many of these partner benefits.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Program Effectiveness, Context Effect, Stakeholders, Educational Benefits, Administrators, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, College Faculty, Teacher Associations, Boards of Education, Preservice Teachers, Professional Development Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas