Partner Schools. Centers for Educational Renewal

  • ID: 2212166
  • Book
  • 348 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Teacher education institutions, working to build strong collaborative partnerships with local school districts, are one of the key ingredients in successful school reform. In Partner Schools, diverse contributors offer an inside look at promising school–university partnerships across the country and discuss the principles and benefits of such programs in promoting educational innovation. They provide practical insights––and important cautionary advice––on how to develop and sustain successful partnerships that strengthen teacher preparation programs and improve teaching and learning in the classroom.
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Foreword

1. Introduction: Understanding School–University Partnerships(Russell T. Osguthorpe, R. Carl Harris, Sharon Black, Beverly R. Cutler, Melanie Fox Harris)

Part One: The Goals of Partner Schools

2. Improving Student Learning(Walter H. Kimball, Susan Swap, Patricia A. LaRosa, Thomas Howick)

3. Strengthening Teacher Education(Michael L. Barnhart, Donna J. Cole, Stevenson T. Hansell, Bonnie K. Mathies, William E. Smith, Sharon Black)

4. Promoting Professional Development(Robert A. Pines, Lourdes Z. Mitchel, Nicholas Michelli)

5. Supporting Collaborative Inquiry(Francis P. Hunkins, Donna L. Wiseman, Richard C. Williams)

Part Two: Developing and Implementing Partnerships

6. Launching and Sustaining a Partner School(R. Carl Harris, Melanie Fox Harris)

7. Initiating District–Wide Change(Monica M. Beglau, Kolene F. Granger)

8. Promoting Statewide Collaboration(Barbara Gottesman, Patricia Graham, Carol Nogy)

9. Building Links with Families and Communities(Hal Lawson, Randy Flora, Sally Lloyd, Katherine Briar, James Ziegler, Jan Kettlewell)

10. Evaluating Partner Schools(Richard W. Clark)

11. Conclusion: The Promise of Partner Schools(Russell T. Osguthorpe, R. Carl Harris, Sharon Black, Melanie Fox Harris)
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"Partner Schools is an optimistic book, packed full of rich examples of good things that can happen when universities and schools become full and equal partners in educational renewal. Written by educators experienced in and committed to collaboration––and drawing on work underway in diverse settings across the United States––each chapter presents useful suggestions for building and extending partnership programs." ––––Robert V. Bullough, Jr., professor of educational studies, University of Utah
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