community-university-school partnerships, literacy development, service-learning, teacher preparation
Educator preparation programs seek to provide teacher candidates with authentic learning experiences that support the learning process, and one means is to engage teacher candidates in service-learning. Elementary schools are tasked with improving the literacy outcomes of struggling readers, and community-based programs focused on literacy, seek to improve the literacy achievement of its’ citizens. This work explores how an educator preparation program collaborated with a community-based organization to provide elementary, struggling readers with 1:1 literacy instruction via teacher candidates from the local university. The aim is to showcase the process, procedures, and benefits of universities partnering with local PK-12 schools and community-based organizations.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Pittman, Ramona T.; Garfield, Theresa; and Piper, Rebekah E., "Increasing the Literacy Knowledge of Teacher Candidates: Why Service-Learning Matters" (2020). Reading Faculty Publications. 14.