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ERIC Number: ED556832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 172
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-7720-2
Perceptions of Community: A Case Study of a Partnership between a Small Suburban College and an Inner-City Neighborhood
Benz, Sharon A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, D'Youville College
This mixed method, single case study describes a university-community partnership between a small, suburban liberal arts college and an inner-city neighborhood located over eight miles away. The ultimate goal of the study was to improve the partnership for community and campus partners. The study does this by focusing on partnership members' perceptions of the planning process, goal setting, activities, changes in the community, and future community issues. Data was collected from five groups: residents, community organization staff, college faculty, students and administrators. Survey findings showed differences in partners' perceptions about the importance of some partnership goals, activities, changes in the community, and future needs of the community. Interviews showed additional differences in community and campus partners' perceptions of the community. Interviews also revealed the mutually beneficial aspects of the Center's mission need to be renewed among partners. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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