ERIC Number: ED331456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
The Partnership Terrain.
Albert, Louis S.
AAHE Bulletin, v43 n8 p25-27 Apr 1991
This article describes the trends and the future prospects of partnership arrangements among colleges, universities, and schools. A 1989 survey of 1,286 public and private colleges and universities revealed the following: (1) partnership arrangements are being made by colleges and universities with senior high, middle, and elementary schools; (2) partnerships are formed for various reasons; (3) partnerships tend to focus on developing mathematics, science, and writing skills; and (4) partnership programs were found to have increased in sophistication and quality from those examined in 1987. Additionally, it was revealed that partnership programs served the following four purposes: developing programs and services for students; developing programs and services for educators; coordinating, developing, and assessing the curriculum and instruction; and developing programs to mobilize, direct, and promote the sharing of educational resources. Partnership programs have also expanded from local involvement to regional, state, and national levels. It is believed that members of the education profession have begun viewing themselves as part of a single system of education stretching from kindergarten through graduate school, and that this professional transformation is the most important contributor to the partnership movement. (GLR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Secondary Schools, Shared Resources and Services, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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