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ERIC Number: EJ1021127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
In and of the City: Theory of Action and the NYU Partnership School Program
McDonald, Joseph P.; Domingo, Myrrh; Jeffery, Jill V.; Pietanza, Rosa Riccio; Pignatosi, Frank
Peabody Journal of Education, v88 n5 p578-593 2013
This article explores the theory of action underlying New York University's (NYU's) Partnership Schools Program--explaining in the process what a theory of action is, and how it can be constructed for other innovations in other contexts. NYU's Partnership Program involves 23 schools, K-12, spanning several of New York City's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. It operates on the basis of what the authors call "mutual self-interest" and exploits what they call "complementarity." The authors illuminate the program's original as well as its evolving intentions, and the environmental conditions necessary to enact them and to sustain the program over a decade. They also describe the program's core design elements, with a view to how these may be replicated elsewhere. Finally, they look closely at the Partnership's theory of action "in action", employing action research data to portray a meeting where professors and teachers discuss the teacher education residency experiment they have collaboratively launched.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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