Redesigning Teacher Education from the Ground Up – A Collaborative Model

  • Renée A. MiddletonEmail author
  • Bonnie L. Prince
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 13)


Building on an analysis of a regional collaborative among schools systems, universities, and other education institutions in an Appalachian state, this chapter illustrates how educational partnerships form, grow, function, and finally facilitate real program changes to meet the challenge of 21st century education. The collaborative’s origins, how it evolved and adapted to emerging priorities, and how it continues to influence new approaches for educating teachers and teacher-leaders, while simultaneously addressing interconnected social and economic issues of the region, are investigated in the context of key theorists on change in educational organizations and primary data. Their accounts not only offer details of this particular partnership’s story but illuminate the unique contribution that partnerships can offer for effecting change in educator preparation programs.


Teacher Training Teacher Education Program Teacher Preparation Local School Design Team 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Patton College of Education and Human ServicesOhio UniversityAthensUSA
  2. 2.Prince Consultants LLCAthensUSA

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