ERIC Number: ED406403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
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Of What Value Is the Brigham Young University Public Schools Partnership? A Review of Evaluative Materials.
Parent, Sydney B.; Williams, David D.
The Brigham Young University-Public School Partnership is cited as a good example of collaborative efforts in the National Network for Educational Renewal because of the length and nature of its history, which encompasses partnerships with five school districts. During the Partnership's 13-year history, informal evaluations had been conducted but no in-depth evaluation of the whole project had been reported. This project attempted to discover what had been done in program assessment and to bring existing evaluations together to form an evaluative picture of the Partnership as a whole. All documentation concerning the Partnership was reviewed, and a summary report form was completed for each evaluative effort. The search located 113 documents partly or wholly dedicated to the evaluation of various aspects of the Partnership. Forty-seven were by university faculty, 35 by graduate students, and 21 were by teachers and administrators in the public schools. From 1992 there has been a trend toward increasing collaborative research between school and university personnel. A number of graduate students and their professors have indicated that they see the Partnership as an important educational development. Areas that require further study to derive a complete picture of the Partnership are outlined. Feedback is the element that has been most often missing from the evaluations completed so far. An appendix gives the template of the document review and an example of its use. (Contains six tables and five references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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