Is the Team All Right? Depends on Who You Know

Sombo Koo & Rebecca Ambrose
University of California, Davis

Fifteen years have passed since Ladson-Billings (2005) posed a simple question regarding the improvement of schools through teacher education, “Is the team alright?” She asserted that “the real problems facing teacher education are the disconnections between and among the students, families, and community and teachers and teacher educators” (p. 229). To provide our own answer to this question, we studied the social networks dynamics of a smaller subset of the teacher education team; pre-service teachers (PSTs).

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