ERIC Number: ED508145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Reference Count: 47
Instructional Partnerships to Extend Learning in Urban High Schools: Lessons from New York City and Boston
Foley, Eileen M.; Allender, Sara; Cooc, North; Edwards, Sara; Riley, Derek R.; Reisner, Elizabeth R.
Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Late in 2007 New Visions for Public Schools, a New York City reform organization, received a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation to organize select high schools and community partners into delivery systems that could improve student achievement. New Visions asked Policy Studies Associates, Inc. to provide research support for this effort in the form of a concise, field-tested conceptual framework for inter-organizational instructional collaboration. The resulting model is presented in Chapter 3 of this report. In developing the model, PSA researchers reviewed pertinent literature and conducted field work in four New York City high schools and in two Boston high schools. This report presents research results in three chapters. Chapter 1 introduces concepts and methods. Chapter 2 presents case studies of successful partnerships and summarizes practitioners' views about what does and does not work. Chapter 3 discusses study conclusions and implications. There are two appendixes; the first presents the literature in detail, and the second presents the methodological details of this investigation. (Contains 5 exhibits and 5 footnotes.) [This report was prepared for New Visions for Public Schools.]
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, High Schools, Public Schools, Educational Change, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, Urban Schools, Agency Cooperation, Models, Interviews, Observation, Focus Groups, Learning Activities, Educational Opportunities, Civil Rights, Consciousness Raising, Citizenship Education, Student Projects, Interdisciplinary Approach, Information Technology, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, College Preparation, Spanish Speaking, Art Education, Barriers, Educational Finance, Instructional Leadership, Financial Support, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; New York