ERIC Number: ED456500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Side by Side: When Public and Private Schools Share Knowledge.
This paper reports on part of a larger study examining public/private school partnerships throughout the United States. It focuses on a limited analysis of data generated by respondents to questionnaires sent by the Forum for Public and Private Education to schools that were members nationwide and regionally of independent school associations. A more extensive analysis was provided by the results of a follow-up survey administered to a subset of independent schools that responded to the questionnaire. Existing university-school partnerships and corporate partnerships between and among schools were used as frames for analysis, because no significant research has been published on public/private school partnerships. The nature of the study, including lessons learned from university-school partnerships, was presented at the 2000 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting. This paper reports on specific activities in which different schools participated within their partnerships, as well as the varying levels of engagement and commitment to the partnership that partners accepted. The survey results revealed that independent schools and public schools were involved in many different types and kinds of partnership projects. They ranged from sharing alcohol-counseling programs to arts projects involving drama and dance. Based on the program descriptions provided, responses were categorized by their constituent focus as student-centered, academic (approximately 50 percent); student-centered, extracurricular (approximately 25 percent); and teacher-centered (25 percent). (Contains 10 references and 4 figures.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum (7th, Alexandria, VA, October 5-7, 2000).