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ERIC Number: ED370499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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The Kutztown University-Allentown School District Academic Alliance: A Partnership That Works.
Montoya, Alicia; Shultz, Eileen
The Kutztown University-Allentown School District Academic Alliance in Pennsylvania, with the support of the corporate sector, provides higher education opportunities to academically at-risk middle school and high school students. Alliance activities include workshops on study skills and self-esteem, workshops for parents on career awareness and financial aid, and a summer residence program on campus. The university and the school district have a shared commitment to all aspects of the program, including planning, implementation, evaluation, and monetary support. This shared commitment requires the collaboration of school district teachers, counselors, and administrators with university professors, administrators, and graduate students. Results of the Alliance include increased opportunities for students and parents, increased support for the school district, and faculty satisfaction derived from direct involvement with students. The Alliance is considered to contain four elements of successful college-school partnerships: timeliness, mutuality, trust, and results. School-university partnerships are seen as a critical step in meeting the challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Allentown School District PA; Kutztown University PA