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ERIC Number: EJ1064692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
Concept of Readiness: Assessing Factors in the Development, Implementation, and Sustainability of a PDS Partnership
Kolpin, Thierry; Shoemaker, Emily; Cosenza, Michael; Allen, Jacquelyn; Cary, Cindy; Ensey, Patricia; McCambridge, Michael; Morris, Judy; Trotter, Janet
School-University Partnerships, v8 n1 p24-36 Spr 2015
Two universities and their prospective partnership schools collected data to help ascertain the perceived readiness of school-university Professional Development School (PDS) partnerships. The measurement tool, ''The Professional Development School Exploration and Assessment'' (PDSEA) includes a five-step process that makes use of survey and focus group data. The PDSEA incorporates the embedded concepts of organizational learning, structures and decision-making, the respective contexts of culture, partnership, and innovation, and the NAPDS Nine Essentials as a basis for the process (NAPDS, 2008). For this study, authors focused on the responses to the PDSEA in a more formative evaluative manner with an emphasis on reporting step-1 survey results between the schools and the universities. Implications for the results, including limitations, are also presented.
National Association for Professional Development Schools. College of Education University of South Carolina, Wardlaw 252, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-1515; Fax: 803-777-3035; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California