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ERIC Number: EJ894464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
School-Community Partnerships and Community-Based Education: A Case Study of a Novice Program
Cole, Anna Gahl
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v7 n1 p15-26 Sum 2010
This case study examines the struggles and successes of teachers and students collaborating with community organizations on the Second Tuesday Project, a community-based research and service program at an urban high school. Using qualitative methods, the study includes data from interviews, participant-observations, and focus groups to describe the experiences and perspectives of students and teachers participating in the Second Tuesday Project. Findings from the study highlight challenges with communication and curricular planning as well as successes with logistics and program flexibility. Implications for educators include the importance of clearly articulated goals, purposes, and guiding theories shared with all participants and a creative approach to removing logistical barriers between schools and communities. (Contains 1 endnote.)
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A