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ERIC Number: EJ846179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Dialogue Facilitating Collaboration: A Critical Perspective
Miller, Pete
Journal of School Public Relations, v26 n1 p21-34 Win 2005
This article proposes a critical theoretical paradigm for the evaluation of university-community-school partnerships. Although numerous models have been posited for assessing these collaborative endeavors, few of them have granted adequate attention to the voices of community partners, and none have centered on systemic issues of power and privilege. Because most partnerships between universities and communities are characterized by inequitable power relations, a critical community-informed evaluative perspective is needed. The model proposed here, which is rooted in the dialogical framework of Paulo Freire, evaluates the extent to which partnerships are authentically mutual or "horizontal." This evaluation model has relevance for all educational administrators who are engaged in partnerships. (Contains 4 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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