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ERIC Number: EJ933587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Dismantling the Ivory Tower: Engaging Geographers in University-Community Partnerships
Klein, Phil; Fatima, Munazza; McEwen, Lindsey; Moser, Susanne C.; Schmidt, Deanna; Zupan, Sandra
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v35 n3 p425-444 2011
University-community partnerships offer synergistic spaces for communities to address difficulties and universities to meet their missions. Geographers are well positioned to participate in these partnerships, owing to the discipline's integrative nature, spatial perspectives and analytic approaches, and its attention to social and environmental issues at many scales. This paper endeavours to assist geographers interested in these partnerships by illustrating three case studies of geography-community partnerships. We reflect critically on the mutual benefits from, and barriers to, these partnerships. On the basis of case studies and literature review, the paper recommends ways to enhance university-community partnerships to help dismantle the ivory tower. (Contains 1 figure and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan; United Kingdom; Wisconsin