ERIC Number: ED365199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Building Bridges: A Review of the School-College Partnership Literature.
This paper on school-college partnerships summarizes the recent history of these efforts, the "lessons learned" about collaboration, gaps where further study is needed, and an annotated bibliography of significant resources. The history of school-college partnerships began in the 19th century and has continued throughout the 20th century with the current movement set in motion by reports in the 1960s on teacher preparation and access and opportunity for diverse populations. Types of partnerships include programs and services for students, programs and services for educators, research and resources, and programs aimed at restructuring the education system. Research lessons from program experience touch on sustaining commitment, moving beyond adopt-a-model, broadening definitions, evaluating partnership outcomes, and the role of policy and policy makers. To serve the expanding partnership movement research is needed in building on what is learned, viewing partnership in the context of broader system change, using existing models for developing local partnerships, promoting supportive environments and committed leadership, and emphasizing results. An annotated bibliography contains 24 sources that offer "lessons learned" or overarching principles based on examination of many initiatives. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Restructuring, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: For a related document, see HE 026 991.