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Keywords

university school partnership, collaboration, research practice partnership, professional development school

Document Type

Introductory Essay

Abstract

This introductory article will provide an overview of a state funded project to develop a collaborative partnership between the Western Washington University Elementary Education Department and an elementary school in a district with high levels of poverty and English learners. It will describe the history, the aims and goals, and the major results of the six-year project and provide readers with a context for the other articles that appear in this issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy. In the other articles, the authors, who also participated in the partnership, describe their personal involvement in particular aspects of the multi-faceted project and the initiatives that were collaboratively developed with the school faculty. A video interview with a state legislator provides a historical and political context for the legislation that funded the project. And, in another interview, the school district superintendent describes the impacts that a partnership with one school had on an entire district, now and into the future.

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Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Rights Statement

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Type

Text

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