ERIC Number: ED429080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-27
Reference Count: N/A
University/School Collaboration: A Case Study.
Clarken, Rodney H.
This paper describes the elements of university-school collaboration based on several field experiences that university students have had in area schools in connection with education classes often taught in those schools. These elements can serve as a guide to determine a university's or school's readiness for collaboration and identify potential barriers to success. This report presents the processes, elements, and characteristics necessary for collaboration, which include: trust/responsibility; time/commitment; accountability; mutuality/reciprocity; choice/ownership/meaningfulness; shared vision/beliefs; flexibility/adaptability; challenge/openness to growth; respect; and communication/sensitivity. After a discussion of each issue, the report presents thought-provoking questions to facilitate the deliberation of each issue within a collaborative relationship. (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, College School Cooperation, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, Schools of Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Responsibility, Trust (Psychology)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Special Education Services.
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