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Partnerships for Improving Schools


reviewed by Betty Lou Whitford 1989

coverTitle: Partnerships for Improving Schools
Author(s): Byrd L. Jones, Robert W. Maloy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport
ISBN: 0313255946, Pages: , Year: 1988
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There are so many ideas in this book that choosing a few to highlight here is as difficult as tasting only three items from a smorgasbord after a fast. Mention will be made of a sample of the wide array of the insights, both theoretical and practical, that professors Byrd Jones and Robert Maloy of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have amassed in partnerships for Improving Schools. The focus is on “cooperative activities between teachers and members of outside organizations” that are “sustained over time through agreements and mutually beneficial projects” (p. xiii). Such a definition permits consideration of a wide variety of collaborations. While Jones and Maloy obviously draw on vast experience with collaborative activities, seven partnerships associated with the University of Massachusetts School of Education and various school districts receive special attention through cross-case analyses as their theory building unfolds. The book is organized into three sections. Part I,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 90 Number 4, 1989, p. 643-646
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 505, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 2:52:14 PM

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