A Practical Partnership: A Literacy Practicum Framework to Improve P-20 Learning and Enhance University-School Connections
Keywords:pre-service teacher training, P-20 partnership, literacy practicum
There have been many changes in the field of education in recent years, and some of the most important changes directly impact the training of pre-service teachers. Educator preparation providers must consistently look for new and innovative ways to effectively prepare teacher candidates. This article discusses a successful P-20 partnership that utilizes a practicum designed to allow teacher candidates the opportunity to practice teaching literacy skills to young children. Partnerships between schools and universities are extremely pivotal in the nurturing of pre-service teachers, and this practicum proves to be an invaluable learning tool for all involved.