Dr. Naydene de Lange is the HIV & AIDS Education Research Chair at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Dr. de Lange holds a D.E.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
2011 0-7734-1398-7 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.