School-University Partnerships for Educational Change in Rural South Africa: Particular Challenges and Practical Cases

Author: Islam, Faisal and Claudia Mitchell, Naydene de Lange, Robert Balfour and Martin Combrinck
Year:2011
Pages:280
ISBN:0-7734-1398-7
978-0-7734-1398-6
Price:199.95
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.

Reviews

"...It is a book for scholars of education and teacher educators as much as for those imbued with the need for social justice and who see ways of achieving it." Prof. Kenneth Lee Harley, University of KwaZulu-Natal

"...One of the distinguishing features of this book is that it places rurality, and in particular, rurality in South Africa, in a clear focus and, through its multiple author design, provides an authoritative guide to key issues in educational research." Prof. Barbara G. Barter Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada