ERIC Number: ED337917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
School-University Partnerships: Ideas and Experiments (1986-1990). Occasional Paper No. 12.
An overview of recent literature and some new models formulated by the Comprehensive Teacher Education Institutes and others regarding the development of school-university partnerships is provided in this paper. Following a general introduction, a brief account of the origins, development, and definitions of school-university partnerships is provided in section 2, and different orientations and approaches currently in use are discussed in section 3. The fourth section describes "commonplaces" shared by partnerships and addresses four areas of concern: purpose, structure, substance, and evaluation. The fifth section describes several school-university experiments, and section 6 identifies stages of development, program characteristics for success, and effects of the juxtaposition of the school and university cultures. A conclusion is that the paradigm of symbiotic mutualism and simultaneous renewal offers the most promise for effective reform. Although the development of a partnership culture is complicated, the rapid evolution of school-university partnerships in recent years demonstrates that schools and universities can work together cooperatively. (97 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Educational Renewal.