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Navigating the Terrain of Third Space: Tensions With/In Relationships in School-University Partnerships
The authors wanted to understand the challenges hybrid teacher educators face in efforts to foster third spaces in partnerships. They investigated the ways university-based teacher educators foster and mediate relationships to work toward a collective third space. The authors investigated the relationships encountered in partnership contexts, challenges and tensions faced in these relationships, and ways they negotiated tensions and worked to overcome impediments to developing third space over time. In addition, the authors propose a framework for moving beyond traditional notions of oppositional triadic relationships of student teacher, mentor teacher, and supervisor in recognition of complex social ecologies in the third space.
Updated: Feb. 25, 2014
In this article, the authors report on a study in which they examined the multiple interactions and activity settings in which student teachers learn to teach language arts. The study explores the student teachers' experiences from the perspective of the three key triad members- student teachers, cooperating teachers and university supervisors- using activity theory. The findings reveal that all members of the triad were simultaneously operating in multiple settings and facing competing demands that shaped their actions and stances
Updated: Sep. 29, 2009