Collaboration in Education establishes a needed framework for school/university collaborations that will be critical for others wishing to reproduce and participate in these partnerships. The contributors explore the elements necessary for sustainable collaboration in order to provide a frame of reference for others doing this work. This volume will help readers to ask the correct questions in thinking through school/university collaboration, such as: Does this collaboration make a true change in the way each parent organization operates in the future? Does it meet the needs of a more complex and changing work environment for universities and schools? Does it impact beyond the participant institutions and inform the field by producing knowledge of use to others? This volume also includes extensive analyses of ongoing school/university projects in the United States, Asia and Europe.
Introduction : the meme of collaboration / Judith J. Slater -- When a look back can be a step forward : an analysis of two PDS partnerships for education change and improvement / Linda A. Catelli -- Growing a multi-site professional development school / John E. Henning ... [et al.] -- Schools of ambition : bridging professional and institutional boundaries / Moira Hulme ... [et al.] -- Ten school districts and one university : a collaborative consultation / Mary Phillips Manke and Rachael Marrier -- Elementary public school and university partnership : promoting and analyzing professional development processes of school teachers / Maria Da Graça Nicoletti Mizukami ... [et al.] -- Policy development and sustainability : how a rural county maximized resources through collaboration and managed change / David M. Callejo Pérez, Sebastián Díaz, and anonymous -- School-university collaboration as mutual professional development / Efrat Sara Efron, Maja Miskovic, and Ruth Ravid -- A public/private partnership in a diverse community / Maria Pacino -- Reflections on a cross university-urban school partnership : the critical role of humanizing the process / Babette Benken and Nancy Brown -- A system's perspective for professional development in science and mathematics education : the Texas Regional Collaboratives / James P. Barufaldi and Linda L. G. Brown