Comparing the school-university partnership practices in Education College and University: Student teachers' perspectives 

Khin Khin Thant Sin


Collaboration and networking between universities and schools are the main components to support teacher education in this 21st century. This article investigated into the current practices of the school-university partnership (SUP) in two teacher training institutes in Myanmar. The aim of the article is to understand current collaboration practices between university, college, and schools. A qualitative method was conducted in this study through focus group, formal and informal interviews. The teacher educators’ demonstrations of teaching are observed. The interview results showed that there is a lack of a strong partnership between partners, focusing more on administrative purposes, rather than the training of student teachers. Observation showed that school-university partnerships would be more effective in teacher training if the school teachers and teacher educators collaborate in the demonstrative teaching for student teachers.

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