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|Title:||Didn't I Tell You That? Challenges and Tensions in Developing and Sustaining School - University Partnerships|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences|
|Citation:||Barnett, M., Higgenbothem, T., & Anderson, J. (2006). Didn't I Tell You That? Challenges and Tensions in Developing and Sustaining School - University Partnerships. In Barab, S. A., Hay, K. E., & Hickey, D. T. (Eds.), The International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Indiana University 2006. Proceedings of ICLS 2006, Volume 1 (pp. 23-29). Bloomington, Indiana, USA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||Chamberlain High School is small inner-city school within a school in a large urban district. Over its five years of existence, Chamberlain administrators have enlisted the aid of outside partners to help them realize the vision of an interdisciplinary environmental science theme based school. Partners include many university-based groups, as well as groups such as National Public Radio's Living on Earth, the Urban Ecology Institute (a non-profit university- based organization), and a local environmental literacy program. This study was undertaken to understand some of the dynamics behind those partnerships. Using activity theory as an analytical lens we found a set of tensions that drove many of the changes that have occurred between the school and its partners. In this paper we document these tensions so others who are working in similar situations will be able to leverage our experience and findings to support urban school change.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS 2006|
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