The School-Community Integrated Learning pathway: Exploring a new way to prepare and induct final-year preservice teachers

Hudson, Suzanne, Hudson, Peter, & Adie, Lenore (2015) The School-Community Integrated Learning pathway: Exploring a new way to prepare and induct final-year preservice teachers. Improving Schools, 18(3), pp. 221-235.

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Universities and teacher employment bodies seek new, cost-effective ways for graduating classroom-ready teachers. This study involved 32 final-year preservice teachers in an innovative school-university partnership teacher education program titled, the School-Community Integrated Learning (SCIL) pathway. Data were collected using a five-part Likert scale survey with extended written responses. Survey results showed that preservice teachers involved in the SCIL pathway learnt more about the teaching profession, which extended their usual university coursework. Furthermore, written responses suggested ways for advancing their understandings to ensure preservice teachers receive a quality school experience towards readiness for teaching.

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ID Code: 91103
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Beginning teacher induction, Community engagement, Teacher education, Teaching, University-school partnerships
DOI: 10.1177/1365480215596223
ISSN: 1475-7583
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2015 01:31
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 07:16

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