Partnerships in action: university-school-community

PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Silbert, R.Galvaan, J.Clark
KEYWORDS: COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME, EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
DEPARTMENT: Deputy CEO: Research (DCEO_R), Deputy CEO: Research (ERKC)
Web link: https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/partnerships-in-action
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10914
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/14081
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14081

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Abstract

Partnerships in Action explores, at multiple levels, a university-school-community partnership in action. The chapters provide rich and dynamic accounts of the activities that make up this partnership, within a context of extreme social inequality. The contributors share an enduring commitment to whole-school improvement. They describe how, through interdisciplinary collaboration, they negotiate the multiple political, social and structural complexities which arise in the coming together of the partners. The book's uniqueness lies in its combination of practical implementation and sound theoretical scholarship from a range of disciplines. Not only does the partnership strengthen the university's commitment to community-engagement, but it offers new insights to all students, stakeholders, academic staff, and social researchers - in universities, education departments and NGOs - with an interest in improving schooling, and building social justice.