ERIC Number: ED380418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan-3
Reference Count: N/A
National Network for Educational Renewal: Partner Schools.
Clark, Richard W.
This guide describes the general expectations and major purposes of partner schools in the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER). Partner schools work in partnership with higher education for the training of teachers and the renewal of education. The partner schools all share a commitment to the 19 postulates enumerated by John I. Goodlad in "Teachers for Our Nation's Schools." Through partner schools, schools and universities seek to accomplish four purposes: (1) educate children and youth; (2) prepare educators; (3) provide professional development; and (4) conduct inquiry. For each of these four purposes the document lists expectations. Under "educating children and youth" the expectations are for a learning community, equity, and excellence. Under "preparing educators," the expectations are for collaboration, pedagogy, curriculum and attitudes, and academic knowledge. Under "providing professional development" the expectations are for collaboration and student driven needs; linkages between theory, research, and practice; special needs; and inter-professional connections. Under the "inquiry" purpose the expectations are for critical and social inquiry, reflective practice, and inquiry as scholarship. Finally, for all purposes, the document states that partner schools should be supported by sufficient staff, time, and money. For all the expectations specific examples are offered. (JB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inquiry, Institutional Mission, Knowledge Level, Organizational Objectives, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Secondary Schools, Student Needs, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Educational Renewal.