This paper outlines the process of establishing a stronger and more reciprocal partnership for collaboration between an education preparation program and a local education agency. The essential partners identified included the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the College of Education at Lee University and stakeholders in the local school district. First, this paper will discuss a theoretical framework that speaks to the importance of dialogue and a dialogic approach to teaching mathematics. Secondly, the processes and methods of the project involving collaboration through partnerships are described. These partnerships gave rise to the realization that coursework would be more effective if it mirrored the instructional practices of local education agencies. A detailed description of the process of changes to the coursework and initial outcomes of the project are outlined. Included are questions and recommendations for further collaboration.
Robinson, Jason; McClung, Patricia; Maher-Boulis, Caroline; Cornett, Jennifer; and Fugate, Beth
"Counting on Collaboration: A Triangular Approach in the Educator Preparation Program for Teachers of Mathematics,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 16:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol16/iss1/10