It Might Just Take a Partnership…

  • Audrey Amrein-Beardsley Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Joshua H. Barnett Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Abstract

Traditional colleges of teacher education are now being required to define themselves in new ways. In this article, the authors describe the status of education in Arizona and offer a solution that is not found in the next wave of innovation, but rather the successful application of centuries old wisdom – the recognition that we cannot solve social problems individually, but rather collectively, via educational partnerships. Authors survey the needs of their 13 high-needs, district partners across the state to engage in more mutual and respectful educational partnerships, ultimately to help them better help their students. District partners’ collective and individualized needs are presented herein as are the broader implications drawn from the results.

Author Biographies

Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Audrey Amrein-Beardsley is Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.
Joshua H. Barnett, Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Joshua H. Barnett is Assistant Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.
Published
2012-10-01
Section
Articles