UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP: EVALUATING A NEW MODEL

UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP: EVALUATING A NEW MODEL

Since the 1980s, there has been an ongoing search for a better teacher education model around the world, and university-school partnerships have been defined as the most frequently recommended approaches to educational reform.  These partnerships involve motivating potential stakeholders, encourage collaboration and team effort, are in agreement with commitments to educational development, and comprise allocation of leadership from one’s shoulder (Handscomb, et.al., 2014). The University within School (UwS) model (Ozcan, 2014) also suggests that teacher education must be done through collaboration between universities and schools. The model covers a large array of teacher education components, from the conceptual framework to the selection of students and teaching practice. Students and academicians of an education faculty of a foundation university have been practicing to this end in a workplace for two years. Teachers of the partner school have been part of this model as mentor teachers, role models, and participants. This study aims to evaluate the model from the perspectives of teachers and college faculty since the model aims to prepare the conceptual framework of teacher education through the participation of all partners.