An effective and sustainable university-school partnership requires active participation on the part of both institutions involved. There also need to be clearly articulated goals that outline how the partnership will be beneficial for the school and university. This article provides a description of a partnership formulated on this premise of being mutually beneficial and elaborates on the necessary steps required to foster such a collaborative effort. The theoretical framework underpinning the partnership between a Midwestern university and urban school district is described providing guidance on how other similar institutions might facilitate the creation of their partnerships.
Thomas-Brown, Karen; Brunvand, Stein; Luera, Gail; Hentrel, Bobbie; Barlow, Linda; and Wood, Lynda
"Breaking Down the Ivory Tower: Creating a School/University Partnership Where Everyone Benefits,"
scholarlypartnershipsedu: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: http://opus.ipfw.edu/spe/vol5/iss2/2