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ERIC Number: EJ993227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative: Creating Successful School-University Partnerships
McCaughtry, Nate; Krause, Joyce; McAuliffe, Patrice; Miotke, Rick; Price, Frederick
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v83 n9 p28-31, 36 Nov-Dec 2012
The Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative is a 10-year partnership between the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and Wayne State University (WSU) with the goal of improving the quality of school health and physical education programs throughout the city schools. Drawing on the experiences of WSU and DPS faculty, administrators, teachers, and project staff, this article outlines six core elements that are foundational to successful collaborations between universities and public schools in the pursuit of health and physical education reform. These elements consist of credible university faculty and grant personnel, university faculty who are sensitive to the educational challenges of urban schools, culturally relevant and urban-tailored curriculum and instructional resources, external funding and program promotion, opportunities for sustained peer-mentoring among urban teachers, and building trust as a cornerstone of relationships.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan