Perceptions of a university-school collaborative partnership

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dc.contributor Robinson, Cecil D.
dc.contributor Thoma, Stephen
dc.contributor Wilson, Elizabeth K.
dc.contributor Wetzel, Kathy S.
dc.contributor.advisor McLean, James E. Smith, Annie Kaye 2017-02-28T22:21:11Z 2017-02-28T22:21:11Z 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000097
dc.identifier.other Smith_alatus_0004D_10147
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Issues of educator accountability and student achievement have almost demanded scientific research showing the impact of university- school partnerships. Assessing Professional Development School (PDS) partnerships in teacher education presents a challenge for researchers because of the uniqueness of each program and the lack of a universal definition, outlining a single prototype. PDS partnerships have become a model for school reform by underlining the need for collaboration between K-12 schools and universities. The desired outcome is education reform that occurs simultaneously between K-12 schools and at the university level. Although participants involved in PDS partnerships tend to attest to their value, connections between PDS activities and their impact on teaching have been hard to document. Using a mixed methods research design, this study examined the impact of the partnership of the University of Alabama and the Tuscaloosa City and County School Systems and then compared those findings to other PDS programs.
dc.format.extent 116 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Education, Educational Psychology
dc.title Perceptions of a university-school collaborative partnership
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling Educational Psychology The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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