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A 'Partnership in Teaching Excellence': ways in which one school-university partnership has fostered teacher development


Allen, JM and Howells, K and Radford, R, A 'Partnership in Teaching Excellence': ways in which one school-university partnership has fostered teacher development, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 41, (1) pp. 99-110. ISSN 1359-866X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Australian Teacher Education Association

DOI: doi:10.1080/1359866X.2012.753988


This paper reports on some of the factors that contribute to an effective partnership between an urban Australian university and a State Department of Education. The partnership, currently in its third year of implementation, entails as a key purpose the development of school Centres of Excellence which contribute to the preparation of pre-service teachers. The foundational aims of the partnership include addressing the gap between theory and practice, facilitating pre-service teacher recruitment and providing a guarantee of future employment for identified Faculty of Education students through the provision of pre-service teacher scholarships. Data for the study were collected via two program reviews, conducted at the end of the first and third years of the program. Findings point to ways in which the partnership has enhanced pre-service teacher engagement and learning and also indicate ways in which partners in both institutions might further strengthen the partnership.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:pre-service teacher education, scholarship program, school–university partnership, theory–practice
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Allen, JM (Dr Jeanne Allen)
UTAS Author:Howells, K (Dr Kerry Howells)
ID Code:83418
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-03-13
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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