Collaboration for success: Queensland style

King, Sheila and Drabble, Anne and Franklin, Ros and Rodier, Cathy and Mander, Alison (2007) Collaboration for success: Queensland style. In: 23rd National Rural Education Conference: Collaboration for Success in Rural and Remote Education and Training , 30-31 Aug 2007, Perth, WA.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to share some of the collaborative experiences and successes of the Queensland Consortium for Professional Experiences in Pre-service Teacher Education as it seeks to develop a collaborative model/or inter-university working. There are currently ten institutions offering pre-service teacher education programs in Queensland. Each has a different emphasis and structure, yet shares the common feature of the facilitation of professional experience, and the problematic issues relating to securing quality placements for students in local and rural settings. Established in 2003 and consolidated in 2004, the Consortium has worked proactively to adopt an approach that is collaborative and shares responsibility among its stakeholders to address the challenges and issues associated with professional experiences for all pre-service teachers. Membership of the Consortium is reflective of stakeholders with an interest in the logistical arrangements of professional experiences in education. It therefore includes both academic and administrative staff from the universities, and representatives from relevant education sectors. The mix of academic and administrative staff has been particularly significant in developing a shared understanding for teacher preparation and the difficulties faced by administrators who communicate directly with schools to acquire local and rural school placements. This collaborative effort between universities and stakeholders has laid the groundwork for a sustainable partnership that supports quality pre-service teacher professional experiences


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Ms Leslie Blay
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 22:26
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 02:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: education students; trainee teachers
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7256

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