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ERIC Number: ED406379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Co-laboring: The Birth of a PDS Partnership. Evaluation Report of the Pattonville School District and Webster University Professional Development Schools Partnership.
Brown, Kathleen Sullivan; And Others
This evaluation report covers the first year of the Pattonville School District-Webster University (Missouri) Professional Development Schools (PDSs) Partnership. Representatives of both organizations met regularly to explore the meaning of a school-university partnership as well as the potential benefits and commitments that would result. The evaluation concentrated on the organizational interactions and preliminary discussions that took place between school-based and university-based educators. The report focuses on concerns for professional development teachers and their struggles to create a learning community. The first section of the paper profiles the university and the school district, describing vision statement, location, history, leadership, size/enrollment, achievement data, financial picture, environment and reputation, and challenges for the future. The other sections focus on: the history of the partnership, outlining events and outcomes at each stage of the process; contributors and participants; vision statement; development of the partnership; shared understandings of learners, collaboration, professional development, and the PDS partnership; the goals of the partnership; action research as evaluation; lessons learned form the first year; and recommendations for Year Two. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A