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ERIC Number: EJ848491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
University-School-Community Partnerships for Youth Development and Democratic Renewal
Harkavy, Ira; Hartley, Matthew
New Directions for Youth Development, n122 p7-18 Sum 2009
Democratic partnerships of universities, schools, and an array of neighborhood and community organizations are the most promising means of improving the lives of our nation's young people. Over the past two decades, many colleges and universities have been experiencing a renaissance in engagement activities. Universities, once ivory towers, have increasingly come to recognize that their destinies are inextricably linked with their communities. Authentic democratic partnerships have three characteristics: they are devised to achieve democratic purposes, the collective work is advanced through inclusive and democratic processes, and the product these partnerships produce benefits all participants and results in a strengthening of the democratic practices within the community. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania