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ERIC Number: EJ1062276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0196-786X
Challenges Encountered in Building a University-High School Collaboration: A Case Study
Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Spice, Loren
Professional Educator, v39 n1 Spr 2015
In this paper, we describe the second year of a multi-year project that we developed to foster collaboration between high school teachers and university undergraduates. The project incorporates specific tools that help partners find an approach to collaboration that is right for them, allowing it to offer more flexibility than traditional collaborations (e.g., cooperating teacher-student teacher relationships). We analyze the partnerships that developed through the theoretical lens of communities of practice and find that they did not exhibit many of the characteristics desirable in such communities. We discuss the factors that contributed to this and suggest changes and offer guidelines for those interested in facilitating similar projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A