ERIC Number: ED432034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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The Educational Renewal Agenda: A Synthesis of Our Evaluation Findings.
Kozleski, Elizabeth B.
This paper describes the progress of the Colorado Partnership for Educational Renewal (CoPER), an initiative that increases contact and dialogue between universities and P-12 faculty. The report provides a history of Colorado's foundation for the school-university partnership, which was established in 1986, and discusses a long-range evaluation of CoPER. It focuses on partner-school practices and outcomes, detailing a valuative approach called the portraiture process, in which eight partner school faculties--two high schools, two middle schools, and four elementary schools--agreed to be evaluated. The schools provided logs that documented all partner-related activities, supplied written surveys completed by all stakeholders, and took part in focus group interviews. The evaluation results are presented under the four functions of partner schools: exemplary education for all students, teacher preparation, continued professional development, and inquiry. The report considers the emerging effect of partnering on college faculty, particularly on teacher education. The paper also examines students' standardized test scores to measure the impact of CoPER, looks at the benchmarks that have been established for the program, summarizes data collected from individual interviews with members of education leaders, and details the shared meaning of simultaneous renewal. An appendix contains a list of CoPER benchmarks. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado