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ERIC Number: EJ1085493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7509
Points of View: Effective Partnerships between K-12 and Higher Education--Moving from Outreach to Partnership: Striving for Articulation and Reform across the K-20+ Science Education Continuum
Dolan, Erin; Tanner, Kimberly
Cell Biology Education, v4 n1 p35-37 Spr 2005
One would be hard-pressed to find a college or university in the United States without at least one outreach program designed to support science education in local K-12 schools. Over the last three decades, scores of thriving science education outreach programs have had significant and extraordinarily positive effects on K-12 science education. In this "Points of View," the authors argue that crafting effective science education partnerships requires moving beyond K-12 science education reform and toward examination of the connections and disconnections between K-12 and university science pedagogy. In particular, three major shifts must occur: (1) the adoption of a mutual learning model of partnership; (2) the integration of partnership into the training of scientists; and (3) the development of sustained infrastructures for partnership. Such shifts could catapult us toward what we all desire: a coherent, articulated, and inquiry-based approach to science education from kindergarten through graduate school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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