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ERIC Number: EJ1021408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
An Unusually Effective School/University Programme: The Plymouth and Peninsula Model
la Velle, Linda; Reynolds, David; Nichol, Jon
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v39 n4 p400-415 2013
This article describes a novel UK school/university partnership, the "Plymouth Model" designed to encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to aim for higher education (HE) study. The model incorporates the activity of university students, researchers and teachers working together to improve aspirations and outcomes for pupils and potentiate their own intellectual, professional and personal development. Background policy and curriculum development models are outlined and a UK study in which inner city primary and secondary school teachers' views and pupils' aspirations were gauged before and after the school/university partnership model was implemented. The intervention led to a significant increase in pupils' motivation to go on to HE study and findings further suggest that the problem of aspiration and motivation for progression to HE may lie not with the pupils themselves, or with their parents or carers but with their teachers. The serious implications of the findings for policy and practice are discussed and suggestions made for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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