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ERIC Number: EJ1147424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Building and Sustaining School-University Partnerships in Rural Settings: One Approach for Improving Special Education Service Delivery
Maheady, Larry; Magiera, Kathleen; Simmons, Rhea
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v35 n2 p33-40 Jun 2016
School-university partnerships have been offered as possible solutions for many contemporary educational challenges. These relationships are generally well accepted by university and school personnel; however, unanswered questions remain regarding their nature and utility. This paper describes one teacher preparation program's efforts to strengthen and extend existing partnerships with a small group of primarily rural school districts. Partnership efforts were supported, in part by a 325T professional development grant to prepare highly qualified special education teachers. Three specific, grant-related activities (i.e., improving educators' understanding and use of evidence-based practices, capturing practitioners' professional wisdom, and changing practice through instructional coaching) were highlighted as exemplars of partnership work. Lessons learned over the 5-year partnership with nine rural school districts are summarized and directions for future research and practice are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Grant or Contract Numbers: H325T090014