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ERIC Number: EJ770681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Higher Education Institutions and Specialist Schools: Potential Partnerships
Penney, Dawn; Houlihan, Barrie
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v29 n3 p235-248 Nov 2003
This paper argues that the development and growth in numbers of Specialist Schools in England raises a number of key questions about the relationships between higher education institutions (HEIs) involved in initial teacher training (ITT) and continuing professional development (CPD) work, and schools now designated as Specialist Schools. It focuses attention on Specialist Sports Colleges to illustrate the complex, dynamic and contested policy context in which new partnerships are arising. Recent policy statements from government and agencies associated with the development of Specialist Schools in England are identified as according Specialist Schools a clearly privileged position as compared to HEIs in plans for the further reform of education, training and sport provision in England. Discussion emphasises the need for renewed debate about conceptualisations of partnership and for more research that focuses on emerging HEI--Specialist School partnerships. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)