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Smooth Transitions: Integrating a High School and Pre-Service Teacher Education Program

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Twyla Salm Lisa Williams Jennifer Minter

Summary:

Many teacher education programs have initiated anti-oppressive courses and supported paradigmatic shifts intended to transform teacher education program to focus on social justice issues, yet early childhood teacher education programs continue to be populated with white, middle-class, almost entirely female students. The purpose of this research is to develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities of a collaborative and integrative program to support high school student’s transition into teacher education in university settings.