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The Learning Connection: New Partnerships between Schools and Colleges


reviewed by Nancy Jennings — 2002

coverTitle: The Learning Connection: New Partnerships between Schools and Colleges
Author(s): Gene I. Maeroff, Michael D. Usdan, and Patrick M. Callan (eds)
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807740179 , Pages: 160, Year: 2000
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The authors of this edited volume offer twelve case studies of collaborative projects between colleges and universities and K-12 schools. The case studies are written by journalists and describe efforts of public and private higher education institutions from large state universities to small, private liberal arts colleges. The authors have grouped the case studies according to themes, based on the area of focus of the projects: governance, equity, standards, teachers and community building. For instance, there are two case studies grouped under the theme of community building, examining efforts by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and by Trinity College in Hartford, CT to use their institutional resources to revitalize their neighborhoods, including the local public schools. The objective of the book is to highlight the need for interlevel collaboration. The authors state in their introduction: This report is predicated on the contention that more intensive efforts are needed to place interlevel relationships on the nation’s educational policy agenda. These efforts, if embraced, have the potential to change the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 1, 2002, p. 92-93
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10744, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 12:42:55 PM

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  • Nancy Jennings
    Bowdoin College
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    Nancy Jennings’s areas of interest include educational policy, curriculum reform and rural education. She is the author of Interpreting Policy in Real Classrooms: Case Studies of state reform and teacher practice (Teachers College Press, 1996). Her most recent article, “Reform in Small Places: Implementation of Comprehensive State Policies in Rural Schools,” appears in the Journal for Research in Rural Education.
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