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ERIC Number: ED216945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Museum School Partnerships: Plans and Programs. Sourcebook #4.
Lehman, Susan Nichols, Ed.; Igoe, Kathryn, Ed.
This sourcebook has been compiled for educators in museums and schools who are interested in learning of ways in which their colleagues from cultural and educational institutions have worked together. Over 50 programs are described. Emphasis is on the collaborative effort rather than the resulting program. The following questions are answered: Why was the program developed? Did the school or museum initiate the contact? How was the contact made and how is the relationship maintained? With the benefit of hindsight, what changes would the participants make? The program descriptions are organized into seven sections: how to build museum-school bridges, early planning, working with traditional school audiences, considering post-secondary school audiences, reaching teachers, sources of financial support, and some additional information sources. Some examples of program descriptions included follow. A professor of history at a Pennsylvania community college learned about museums as learning resources. He then approached the nearby art museum for assistance in development of his own and his students' skills in the use of artifacts. A second example is that of a group of California museums that collaborated to provide interdisciplinary programs to area schools. Then there are instances in Ohio, Kentucky, and Kansas in which public schools initiated their own museums. (RM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Museums, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship
American Association of Museums, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($7.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Center for Museum Education.