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ERIC Number: ED398224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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The University and the School: A Leadership Model for Collaborative Inquiry.
Oborn, C. Stephen; Shipley, Gay Lynn
The primary objective of a project undertaken by the University of Dayton (Ohio) and a local school district was to create an environment of academic inquiry built on a strong foundation of collaboration between the school district and the university. Using the Getzel Model of organizational interaction, teachers were paid, encouraged, and instructed in academic inquiry through a collaborative effort between the school district and the university. Twenty projects were written, begun, and partially evaluated during the 1994-95 school year. The 20 projects followed a four-phase model designed to unite university and school district through a collaborative model of inquiry. The four phases involve: instruction-based dialogue; implementation by teachers and funding for their requirements; continuation and replication; and commitment of teachers to leadership. It is concluded that the following are important for the success of a research project such as this one: (1) trust and academic dialogue; (2) commitment to fundamental research, especially at the teacher level; and (3) interrelation among change and practical (action) and theoretical (basic) research. (Contains 13 references and an appendix with 15 University of Dayton Project--Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Schools research abstracts.) (MAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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