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ERIC Number: EJ1021137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
School-University Partnerships: Reflections and Opportunities
Walsh, Mary E.; Backe, Sarah
Peabody Journal of Education, v88 n5 p594-607 2013
Universities and schools have a long history of partnering with one another to achieve a range of educational goals in America's schools. For many years, the needs of the universities were the primary impetus for partnership. Universities needed practicum sites for student teachers and other educational professionals, as well as participants for the research of university social science faculty. In more recent years, the balance has begun to shift dramatically so that the needs of schools are increasingly driving the formation of school-university partnerships. This article briefly describes the recent history, development, and major foci of school-university partnerships. After identifying a relatively neglected area of school-university partnerships, the article describes an existing partnership that addresses this area in order to illustrate the potential and opportunities for partnership. Finally, this article closes with a discussion of the challenges and potential benefits of school-university partnerships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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