Dr. Martin Combrinck is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education Studies at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. Dr. Combrinck holds a D.Tech. from Pretoria Technikon (Tshwane Univeristy of Technology) and a M.Ed. from the University of Stellenbosch, both in South Africa.2011 0-7734-1398-7 Partnerships for Hope: School-University Collaborations for Educational Change in Rural South Africa
explores the importance of improving teacher preparation, especially for those who will be teaching in rural areas since this can also be an entry point for supporting teachers, learners, and the community as a whole. In Essence, teacher preparation for working in rural areas can be regarded as a development path in and of itself a hopeful one that invests in young people who choose teaching as a career.
The book draws together a series of chapters by new and leading scholars working in the area of rurality and teacher education.