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ERIC Number: ED394903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb-13
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
School Partnership Enacted: The Consociate School.
Robbins, Jerry H.; And Others
In November 1993, Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and Farmington (Michigan) Public Schools agreed to form a partnership, which established Farmington High School as the first consociate school in the country. Consociate schools were promulgated by the Renaissance Group, an organization of 24 teacher education institutions, including EMU. A consociate school is a school that has developed an exceptionally strong working relationship with a school, college, or department of education. This paper includes: criteria for consociate schools; an outline of the EMU/Farmington Public Schools partnership's rationale and potential contributions of each institution; the partnership agreement between the university and the school district; a photocopy of a news article; a list of successes achieved, projects undertaken, and projects planned; and a draft of the "Farmington High School Consociate School Program Assessment Plan." The draft plan contains an outline of the five program goals for 1994-95, with related activities; suggested assessment strategies; and a template to be used when submitting proposals for collaborative projects. The five program goals include: (1) establishing technology linkages between the school and university; (2) securing external resources for simultaneous restructuring and reform of school and university programs; (3) disseminating model processes and projects; (4) assessing the degree of congruence between the high school exit criteria and university admissions expectations; and (5) enhancing the congruence of assessment processes in school and university programs. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A