ERIC Number: ED394903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb-13
Reference Count: N/A
School Partnership Enacted: The Consociate School.
Robbins, Jerry H.; And Others
In November 1993, Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and Farmington (Michigan) Public Schools agreed to form a partnership, which established Farmington High School as the first consociate school in the country. Consociate schools were promulgated by the Renaissance Group, an organization of 24 teacher education institutions, including EMU. A consociate school is a school that has developed an exceptionally strong working relationship with a school, college, or department of education. This paper includes: criteria for consociate schools; an outline of the EMU/Farmington Public Schools partnership's rationale and potential contributions of each institution; the partnership agreement between the university and the school district; a photocopy of a news article; a list of successes achieved, projects undertaken, and projects planned; and a draft of the "Farmington High School Consociate School Program Assessment Plan." The draft plan contains an outline of the five program goals for 1994-95, with related activities; suggested assessment strategies; and a template to be used when submitting proposals for collaborative projects. The five program goals include: (1) establishing technology linkages between the school and university; (2) securing external resources for simultaneous restructuring and reform of school and university programs; (3) disseminating model processes and projects; (4) assessing the degree of congruence between the high school exit criteria and university admissions expectations; and (5) enhancing the congruence of assessment processes in school and university programs. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Computer Uses in Education, Contracts, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, High Schools, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Proposals, School Districts, School Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Consociate Schools; Eastern Michigan University; Farmington Public Schools MI
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Washington, DC, February 12-15, 1995).