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Many Faces of SchoolUniversity Collaboration Characteristics of Successful Partnerships

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ISBN-10: 1563087928

ISBN-13: 9781563087929

Edition: 2001

Authors: Ruth Ravid, Marianne G. Handler

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What drives certain collaborative projects to success, while others with similar goals fail? Learn the key elements of successful collaborations that can serve as guideposts when beginning the collaborative process. This book describes a range of models, including advantages and disadvantages of each, that are available to those contemplating school-university collaboration. The perspectives of educators from the United States, Canada, and Australia are included. Essays will guide university administrators, education students, principals, superintendents, and classroom teachers new to the collaborative planning role.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 263
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.04" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Models of School--University Collaboration
The PDS Model
The Consultation Model
One-to-One Collaborations Model
The Umbrella Model
The Process of Change in School--University Collaboration
Habitus in Organizations
Consequences of Habitus
The Breaking of Habitus
Dancing in the Dark? Learning More About What Makes Partnerships Work
Understanding Partnerships Means Understanding Process
Origins of School Partnerships: Gearing up for Change
Theoretical Frameworks
Many Facets: Key Elements of Educational Partnerships
Accepting the Challenge: Dancing the Two-Step
Collaboration Through the Eyes of the Partners
Collaboration Between a University and Professional Development School
Formal Models
Recipes for Professional Development Schools: A Metaphor for Collaboration
Acquiring and Honoring the Recipe: The Early Struggles of Our Partnership
The Basic Ingredients: How Do We Describe Our Partnership?
Blending the Old and the New: Our Voices Merge to Solve the Problems
Changing the Flavor, Adding the Spices: The Vignettes of Successful Changes
Creating a New Recipe: The Results
Why Use Metaphor to Describe Our Work? Our Suggestions
Final Reflections on Collaborative Partnerships
Learning Connections: Working Toward a Shared Vision
Description of the Partnership
Collaboration Efforts and Perspective
What We Have Learned
A Collaborative Journey: Study and Inquiry in a Professional Development Middle School
The Journey Began Through Portfolio Study Groups
Continuing the Journey by Piloting and Studying Portfolios
Expanding the Journey
Redirecting the Journey Through Action Research and Teacher Portfolios
Committing to Self-Reflection Through the National Board Certification Process
Current and Future Journeys
Informal Models
Blending Voices, Blending Lives: The Story of a New-Age Collaboration with Literature and E-mail
Characters and Settings
The Plot Thickens
Complications, Conflicts, and Reality Checks
External Conflicts
Internal Conflicts
Analysis of the Text: How Did We Determine Success?
Our "Stealth PDS": An Undetected Professional Development School Relationship
The Past
Our "Stealth" PDS
Our Major Strands of Connection
Stresses and Influences on the Relationship
Our Story of Collaboration
Our Lessons
Sailing the Ship: A Collaborative Journey
Communication Problems
Elements of Success
Developing School--University Intellectual Partnerships: The National Humanities Center's Teacher Leadership for Professional Development Program
Program Description
Why Collaborate?
Challenges to Collaboration
Elements of Successful Collaboration
From Practicum Improvement to School Improvement: A Developing Partnership
One School, One University
Critical Collaboration for Innovation Evaluation and School Improvement
The Dynamics Involved
Key Features of a Successful Partnership: Conclusions from Experience
Finding Keys to Educational Improvement Through Collaborative Work
Getting Started
Expectations and Roles
The Sociocultural Context of the District
Keys to Our Successful Collaboration
Our Design
From Collaborators to Friends
Problems with Our Institutions
Negotiating Differences
Additional Dynamics
In Conclusion
One-to-One Collaborations
The Dialectic Nature of Research Collaborations: The Relational Literacy Curriculum
A Collaborative Relationship
The Relational Literacy Curriculum
Goals of the Chapter
Research Phases and Rawlins's Tensions
Instrumentality--Affection Revisited
Summary of Our Collaborative Process
Implications for Practice and Research
Working Together: A Successful One-to-One Collaboration
Project Overview
The Collaborative Process: Georgia's Voice
The Collaborative Process: John's Voice
Attributes and Complexities of the Teacher--Professor Relationship
Impact on the Teacher: Georgia's Voice
Impact on the Professor: John's Voice
What We Learned from Our One-to-One Partnership
The Angst, Ecstasy, and Opportunities of Collaborative Inquiry
A Brief Statement about Who We Are
What Do We Mean by Collaboration?
Sustaining Collaboration over Time
A School--University Partnership: A Commitment to Collaboration and Professional Renewal
The Impetus for Collaboration
The Collaborative Process As It Emerged
Mutual Minds at Work
A Model for Successful School--University Partnership
Some Issues and Resolutions
Multiple Collaboration Projects Under One Umbrella Organization Acting As the Facilitator
The Center for Collaborative Research at National-Louis University
The Center for Collaborative Research
Factors Contributing to the Success and Failure of Partnerships
Final Thoughts
About the Contributors
About the Editors
About the Contributors