Building Connections Between Teacher Education Candidates and Urban Middle School Students Through Social Action: A Community Literacy Partnership
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Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Best Practices in Teacher Education
For faculty to be effective in supporting pre-service educators' learning, they must connect with Association of American College and University tenets. The purpose of this collaboration was to provide teacher candidates with a meaningful opportunity to interact with local public school students. College students exchanged letters, created and implemented technology-based mini-lessons, participated in close reading and critical thinking discussions, and dialogued with middle school students around issues presented in the book It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going (Clinton, 2015). The question it seeks to answer is, “Would the use of targeted reading, writing, technology-based discussion, and creation of a social justice project with public middle school student literacy leaders improve pre-service educators' commitment to their field and expand their learning?” This chapter explores a community literacy partnership.
"Building Connections Between Teacher Education Candidates and Urban Middle School Students Through Social Action: A Community Literacy Partnership."
Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Best Practices in Teacher Education: 240-257: IGI Global.
doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9232-7.ch014 source: https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/building-connections-between-teacher-education-candidates-and-urban-middle-school-students-through-social-action/231161