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ERIC Number: EJ789454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Pitfalls of School-University Partnerships
Ledoux, Michael W.; McHenry, Nadine
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v81 n4 p155-160 Mar-Apr 2008
Teacher candidates and teacher-preparation faculties have long valued authentic experiences serving students in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. In the last two decades, the popularity of school-community partnerships, service learning, and other forms of civic engagement by universities has increased. At the same time, limitations on local school resources, the shortage of qualified teachers in distressed areas, and the stress to perform on high stakes testing has led to abuses of the partnerships from both sides. In this article, the authors elucidate some of the pitfalls experienced in a partnership with a distressed school district and suggest means to avoid these problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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