ERIC Number: ED339540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Linking Theory to Practice: The Experience of the Partnership in Education Project, Strathclyde, Scotland. Bernard van Leer Foundation Studies and Evaluation Papers No. 4.
The Partnership in Education Project works to raise the educational level of children living in a number of priority areas in Scotland. In order to achieve this aim, the project seeks to develop parents' skills as child educators, and foster partnerships between educational professionals and parents. The project's work is based on six principles: (1) valuing others; (2) using experience-based learning; (3) working in small groups; (4) providing opportunities for interactive communication; (5) using a cycle of learning that involves planning, acting, and reflecting; and (6) encouraging interagency cooperation. The Partnership in Education project has learned from the experiences of other programs. These experiences include the successes of the Head Start Program in the United States; the Perry preschool study on the long-term effects of preschool education, which was conducted by the High/Scope Foundation in the United States; and the Oxford Preschool research project, in the United Kingdom, which examined preschool contexts that stimulate children's complex play activity. The Partnership in Education project has also adopted into its work some key ideas from educational theorists and researchers, including those of Paulo Freire, Margaret Donaldson, and Barbara Tizard. The project has developed programs for joint working between parents and professionals. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers: Partnerships in Education; Scotland