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The school-community integrated learning pathway: exploring a new way to prepare and induct final-year preservice teachers
Improving Schools
  • Suzanne Hudson, Southern Cross University
  • Peter Hudson, Queensland University of Technology
  • Lenore Adie, Queensland University of Technology
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract
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 programme 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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Hudson, S, Hudson, P, Adie, L 2015, 'The school-community integrated learning pathway: exploring a new way to prepare and induct final-year preservice teachers', Improving Schools, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 221-235.

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http://doi.org/10.1177/1365480215596223