Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities

Schools, University, and Community Organizations

Edited by:
Judith J. Slater, Florida International University
Ruth Ravid, National Louis University
R. Martin Reardon, East Carolina University

Published 2016

Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities: Schools, University, and Community Organizations is a new and noteworthy volume in the literature on collaboration among schools and universities. It expands the playing field to include both publically and privately funded community organizations and the effects of the interaction of the three on projects in a multitude of settings both domestically and in international venues.

Asked to analyze their projects following the Slater Matrix, nineteen examples provide an inside glimpse into the success and limitations of each project. Chapters are organized in order of complexity of type of collaboration.

The editors expect this to be a useful guide for university personnel, school administrators, and community organizations wishing to embark or expand on projects involving schools, universities, and community organizations. In a time of short resources and uncertain sustainability, it should serve as a useful tool in making decisions in the planning, process, carrying out, and analysis of each endeavor.

Introduction: Collaborative Communities, Judith J. Slater. PART I: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS AND ONE-TO-ONE COLLABORATION. Chapter 1: Multiple University Collaborations with One Urban High School: Building a Partnership, One Project at a Time, Harry Ross. Chapter 2: A Collaboration of Three Organizations: Adjusting the Professional Development School Model to Prepare Community Teachers, Alon Pauker and Aviva Klieger. Chapter 3: Sun Devils, Bobcats in the Valley of the Sun, and the Phoenix Suns, Cory Cooper Hansen, Ryen Borden, Tray Geiger, and Audrey Amrein-Beardsley. Chapter 4: L.A.U.R.E.N.’S Camp: Building and Supporting Self-Constructs of Middle School Girls Through a School, University, and Community Collaboration, Karin Golden and Erin Washburn. Chapter 5: School, University, and Community Partnerships: Democratic Dialogue for Change, Anne Marie FitzGerald, Melissa Wagner, and Lina Dostilio. PART II: POSTSECONDARY COLLABORATION AND TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS. Chapter 6: When Community Support Fails: How a Local Early College Program Failed to Gain Traction, Tara L. Shepperson, Rose Skepple, and Stephanie Smith. Chapter 7: Leading Change: Collaboration Between Sakhnin Arab Teacher Education College and Al-Bashaer High School, Khalid Arar, Malik Yousef, Rania Ismael, and Amer Badarneh. PART III: MULTIPLE CONFIGURATION COLLABORATION. Chapter 8: Convergence Culture and School Change: Developing Collaborative Learning Communities for the 21st Century, Alexios Rosario-Moore. Chapter 9: The Iterative Partnership Paradigm: Creating Healthy, Sustainable University/School District/Community Organization Relationships that Work, Marla Susman Israel, Nancy Goldberger, Elizabeth Vera, Amy Heineke, and Bernasha Anderson. Chapter 10: A Multiple Configuration Partnership: The Case of a University Department and High School Collaboration, Brian P. Zoellner and Richard H. Chant. Chapter 11: Partnerships that Transform Communities Involving Higher Education and K-12, Utilizing the Asset-Based Paradigm, Gina Weisblat and Jeffrey McClellan. Chapter 12: The Legacy Project: A Permanent Outdoor LGBT History Exhibit Empowers a Community, Gabriel Gomez and Gerri Spinella. Chapter 13: Linking School and Community: A Community-Based Participatory Action Research (Cbpar) Approach in a Rural Community to Promote Education, Rosa D. Manzo. PART IV: INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION. Chapter 14: The Cardinal Success Center @ Shawnee: Building a Sustainable University, School, and Community Collaboration, Eugene H. Foster, Cheri Bryant Hamilton, and Houston M. Barber. Chapter 15: Building a University-Assisted School through Interagency Collaboration, Nancy W. Streim. Chapter 16: Partnering with a Promise Academy: The Mcmichael-Drexel-Mantua Civic Association Collaboration, Tina Richardson, Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, James E. Connell, Allen Grant, Vera J. Lee, and Brian Wallace. Chapter 17: A Three-Way Partnership to Bridge and Connect Institutional Perspectives on English Language Learner Instruction, Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz and Ada Ocampo. Chapter 18: Facilitating College and Career Readiness: A Case Study of a Community Partnership, Janet D. Holmes Peeples. PART V: NATIONAL OVERVIEW OF MULTIPLE COLLABORATION. Chapter 19: A Social Network Analysis of Educational Collaborative Efforts Among Chilean Universities: Community Funding and School Involvement, Juan Pablo Queupil and David A. Munoz.