ERIC Number: ED319705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Realities of Implementing a Partnership Program.
Stahlhut, Richard G.; And Others
The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) has developed a regional partnership program. This collaborative partnership has reshaped the university's long established field experience program. This reshaping was designed to bring the College of Education into a new and expanded relationship with the school districts, schools, and individual educators throughout the state. Six regional centers are located across the state so that UNI can geographically touch all areas of the state. Each regional center includes a central office in a large school district which then serves as the administrative hub for reaching out to surrounding school districts. This system brings multiple school districts into the UNI network through the use of a decentralized field based decision-making process. The six regional centers serve as the administrative units for various field programs, allowing the university better to meet local and area needs. Also, the decision-making process is more closely aligned with the activities going on in the centers. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Chicago, IL, March 28-31, 1990).