ERIC Number: EJ845617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
A New Synergy for Universities: Redefining Academy as an "Engaged Institution"
Gaffikin, Frank; Morrissey, Mike
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v3 n1 p97-116 2008
UK universities currently face three main challenges, related to the linked factors of development, deficit and duty. This article focuses on the final feature in the context of the former two. Specifically, it addresses the potential and problems associated with university-community partnerships, distinguishing between concepts of "outreach" and "engagement" that have dominated the US experience of such an interface. Through a case study analysis of the University of Ulster's Springvale project, it explores a model for effective partnership between the community and tertiary education sectors in contemporary society.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Participative Decision Making, Politics of Education, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom