ERIC Number: ED404431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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How It Works--Inside a School-College Collaboration. The Series on School Reform.
Trubowitz, Sidney; Longo, Paul
A collaboration between Queens College (New York City) and Louis Armstrong Middle School began in part as an effort to settle a dispute between two school districts about control of a newly established middle school and its program for gifted students. Collaboration between the college and the middle school addressed the issues of integration and racial composition as well as the general issue of educational improvement. After nearly two decades of collaboration, the program has lasted through seven principals, six liaisons with the Board of Education, three college deans, two college presidents, and hundreds of teachers, students, and parents. This analysis explores why the collaboration has lasted and what it offers for future collaborative efforts. It is noted that leadership is the key for any similar effort. Three major issues in collaboration for educational improvement are student growth and performance, developing an ethos of caring, and empowering students. The discussion is divided into the following parts: (1) "The Collaboration: Beginning and Background"; (2) "The Collaboration: How It Works"; (3) "The Collaboration: What We Have Learned"; and (4) "The Collaboration: A Broader Overview." (Contains 21 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College School Cooperation, Cooperation, Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Partnerships in Education, School Districts
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3571-X, $18.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-3572-8, $42).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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