Partnership Resources

  • Policy Brief: Coteaching in Delaware
    Policy Brief: Coteaching in Delaware The Partnership for Public Education supports collaborative development processes among all stakeholders in education. University of Delaware educational researchers and professors, field supervisors, clinical educators, and graduate and undergraduate students from teacher education programs share the common goal to advance the success of public school students. This brief provides a…
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    Family Engagement Resource
    Six types of involvement in School, Family, Community Partnerships are described: Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, Learning at Home, Decision Making, Collaborating with the Community.
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    Effectiveness in cross-sectoral interorganizational relationships
    “The purpose of this paper is to empirically compare the effectiveness criteria used by a nonprofit Canadian sport organization and its partners embedded in multiple cross-sectoral relationships. To that end, three levels of effectiveness criteria were investigated: the community, network, and organization levels.”
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    Instrument for evaluating dimensions of group dynamics
    The rationale for the evaluation of partnership dynamics, and the selection of relevant dimensions for evaluation and assessment is discussed. Three case studies are presented to illustrate the use of this evaluation instrument in community-based participatory research partnerships to assess key dimensions of partnership process.
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    Negotiating a Partnership Agreement: Wisdom from the Field
    Information in the format of 10 tips is provided for successful negotiations.
  • Cover of Partnerships: Negotiating Relationships A Resource for Non-Governmental Development Organisations
    Partnerships: Negotiating Relationships
    This guidebook offers structure for negotiating partnerships for non-governmental development organizations. The guidebook discusses how not every relationship is a partnership. Information is also provided about types, power, and content in relationships as well as negotiation.
  • Cover of Building and Maintaining Trust in a Community Based Participatory Research Partnership
    Building and Maintaining Trust
    The article describes how community based participatory researcher offsets negative research experiences which can lead potential research participants to distrust researchers. From an American Indian CBPR project, strategies are presented for building and maintaining trust between university and community partners as well as the project team with the broader community.
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    Building Equity in Research Practice Partnerships
    In this article for building equity in research practice partnerships the following questions are discussed: 1. What is a research practice partnership, 2. What is meant by equity in a partnership, and 3. How to create equitable partnerships
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    Making Community Partnerships Work: A toolkit
    In this toolkit: Community based participatory partnerships and community based participatory research are defined. The benefits of working relationships are discussed with ideas on how to work with new groups and communities. Also, how to conduct interviews with key community members is outlined. The toolkit then discusses how to build and sustain community partnerships with case stories. Checklists and sample forms are included.
  • Cover of Promoting Urban Neighborhood Development: An Action Planning Guide for Improving Housing, Jobs, Education, Safety and Health, and Human Development
    Promoting Urban Neighborhood Development
    The article describes community support urban neighborhood development through coalitions representative of the community. These partnerships comprise stakeholders: “leaders, experts, and representatives of grassroots organizations who value improving neighborhood life” or are “concerned about neighborhood problems.” The planning guide outlines how to address systemic issues of “housing and infrastructure, jobs, education, safety and health, and child, youth and adult development.”
  • Cover of Partnerships: Frameworks for Working Together
    Partnerships: Frameworks for Working Together
    This document presents an overview of why form and stepwise guidance for how to form a partnership and a definition of partnerships. Further guidance is offered for effective communication, methodology of workplans, usage of technology, and evaluation and monitoring is reviewed also. Ending and renewal of partnerships is also discussed.
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    Work Group Evaluation Handbook
    This handbook is an evaluation guide for community initiatives based on new or modified programs, policies, and practices for “community leadership, evaluators, and grantmakers.” It has been used for prevention of “substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, and adolescent pregnancy” including among “health and human service coalitions” and a tribal initiative among Native Americans. Part 1: describes evaluation goals and questions and possible evaluators. Part 2 and 3: describes a measurement system to collect data in response to the evaluation questions.
  • Cover to Sustaining School Community Partnerships Through Effective Communication
    Sustaining School Community Partnerships
    Effective communication is necessary for effective community partnerships. In a South African context, school and community partnerships may have been limited to parent involvement only. Without effective communication, there are limitations to completion or commitment of set partnership activities, empowerment of partners, and mapping of assets, etc. Effective communication is necessary for including different partner interests.
  • Cover for Building Home, School, Community Partnerships: The Planning Phase
    Building Home, School, Community Partnerships: The Planning Phase
    The planning phase of building Home, School, and community partnerships is discussed. Initiating and building a partnership is discussed. Developing a shared vision and moving on to collaborative action are reviewed. Included is how to build a support network for: “Publicizing Successes and Assessing Resource Needs of the Partnership.”
  • Cover for The Psychology and Practice of Youth-Adult Partnership: Bridging Generations for Youth Development and Community Change
    The Psychology and Practice of Youth-Adult Partnership
    The public is gradually attaining awareness of Youth-adult partnerships as the practice of: (a) multiple youth and multiple adults deliberating and acting together, (b) in a collective [democratic] fashion (c) over a sustained period of time, (d) through shared work, (e) intended to promote social justice, strengthen an organization and/or affirmatively address a community issue Youth-Adult partnerships have the capacity to “promote positive youth development, increase civic engagement, and support community change”. Components of Y-AP include: “authentic decision making, natural mentors, reciprocity, and community connectedness.”
  • Cover page for Increasing Educational Attainment Among Urban Minority Youth: A Model of University, School, and Community Partnership
    Increasing Educational Attainment Among Urban Minority Youth
    The article reviews a model of University, School and Community Partnerships for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). In 2008, Yale University School of Medicine was awarded 6.9 million dollars across 6 years to partner with an urban district to implement a model of university, school and community partnership to address racial disparities in educational attainment.
  • Access page to Promoting Academic Success and Preventing Disruptive Behavior Disorders Through Community Partnership
    Promoting Academic Success and Preventing Disruptive Behavior
    The article reviews how to promote academic achievement by reducing aggression, disruption, and other types of problem behaviors through effective early intervention conducted through a community partnership and coordination of home and school settings. Parents and teachers met for 2 hours for each of 8 weeks include for the following workshop topics: 1) building positive relationships: making the connection, 2) attention, encouragement, and praise: bringing out the best in your child, 3) motivating children: reward programs, 4) effective limit setting: being clear, predictable, and positive, 5) decreasing inappropriate behaviors, strategies for minor misbehavior 6) following through with limits: child disobedience or destructive behaviors, etc.
  • Journal access page for Implementing Mindfulness and Yoga in Urban Schools: A Community Academic Partnership
    Implementing Mindfulness and Yoga in Urban Schools
    Mindfulness-based interventions address attention, awareness, compassion, and self-regulation of thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness based interventions offers support for urban youth exposed to chronic stress and adversity. The paper reviews the experiences of a community-academic partnership conducting two school-based randomized trials on a mindfulness and yoga program delivered to middle school students in public schools serving disadvantaged urban communities.
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    Facilitating Urban Elementary Students’ Access to the Outdoor
    Lack of outdoor playspace experiences are common for many poor urban children which often can lead to child obesity, attention disorders, and depression. This article reviews a partnership involving a local university, school district, and community organization. A week was spent in curriculum development, by topic and grade level, for science, math, and language arts, among 16 teachers. Teachers’ perceptions shifted to result in more learning experiences for students and a sense of community in schools.
  • Cover of Connected Collection: Research and Practice Partnerships in Informal Settings
    Connected Collection: Research and Practice Partnerships
    This article reviews University-community research partnerships: case based example with tables of agencies and data shared across agencies.
  • Cover of Home, School, and Community Partnerships in Numeracy Education: An Australian Perspective
    Home, School, and Community Partnerships
    From an Australian set of case studies, the paper reviews Numeracy Education partnerships for disadvantaged children. A framework is reviewed for understanding effective partnerships through two case studies. The article reviews: “how to initiate partnerships, different perspectives of stakeholders, different numeracy practices, and different ways of responding to cultural diversity and geographical isolation.”
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    The Role of Field Education in a University-Community Partnership
    This article describes how curriculum development can be informed by field education and social service agencies in a university community partnerships.
  • Cover of A Review of Collaborative Partnerships as a Strategy for Improving Community Health
    A Review of Collaborative Partnerships
    This article reviews “the effects of collaborative partnerships on (a) community and systems change (environmental changes), (b) community-wide behavior change, and (c) more distant population-level health outcomes”. Recommendations are offered for community health practices.
  • Cover of Connected Collection: Equity in Science Education
    Connected Collection: Equity in Science Education
    The articles reviews equity specifically in science education due to lower levels of advanced science studies and STEM career choices by disadvantaged youth. Relevant questions reviewed in this articles with links to case studies include: “What stood out to you about the author’s definition of equity”, “How do the cases reveal why it is important for science learning to relate to experiences that students have beyond the immediate learning environment?”, and “In your programs, how can educators leverage students’ home and community experiences to enhance in science learning?”. Issues of culture, learning, prior knowledge, and a hybrid language environment are discussed.
  • Cover of Community-Based Participatory Research Contributions to Intervention Research: The Intersection of Science and Practice to Improve Health Equity
    Community-Based Participatory Research
    The article discusses opportunity of community based participatory research to bridge the gap between science and practice. This type of research may lead to increasing health equity through community engagement and social action. The authors identify challenges within the intervention and implementation sciences and how community based participatory research addresses those barriers.
  • Cover for the article Defining a Strategic Meetings Management Program: How Meetings Drive Business in Partnership-Focused Companies
    Defining a Strategic Meetings Management Program
    The power of the “Partnership Model is acknowledged from meetings “among professionals and procurement departments to the uniting of planners and suppliers through key business practices in strategic meetings management environments.” The article the core competencies the Partnership Model and what catalyzes change in business.
  • Cover of the article Towards a better understanding of partnership attributes: An exploratory analysis of relationship type classification
    Towards a better understanding of partnership attributes
    From a political economy framework, the study discerns between “relationships classified by suppliers as having limited coordination, being highly coordinated or best described as a partnership”.
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    Research Practice Partnerships
    Research Practice Partnerships are defined. The article then Identifies the major types of partnerships that function at the district level. Finally, a description of challenges partnerships face and strategies for addressing those challenges is discussed.
  • Cover page to Reinventing the Role of the University Researcher
    Reinventing the Role of the University Researcher
    The article discusses a university–community collaboration for a shared data source. How researchers conducted a mutually beneficial exchange is reviewed with how data-driven action resulted from community agencies owning specific responsibilities and prioritized actions in the research process.
  • Title page of The Challenges of Collaboration: Academic and Community Partners in a Research Partnership: Points to Consider
    The Challenges of Collaboration
    This article describes the partnership between the academic researchers and community for community engaged partnership and community based participatory research at each stage of the research process.
  • Practice Brief: Promoting Culturally Competent Teaching
    This policy brief discusses the benefits of cultural competence and examples of implementation. The analysis concludes with recommendations for promoting culturally competent schools in Delaware.
  • Policy Brief: The Future of Delaware School Libraries
    This policy brief The Future of Delaware School Libraries by the Institute for Public Administration was prepared for the Partnership for Public Education and summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the Delaware School Libraries Master Plan.
  • PPE's First Annual Report
    Check out what we were up to during our first year! Read our Annual Report to learn more about engaged partnerships, leading efforts, and the education work going on throughout the University of Dela
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    Recommendations on Delaware ESSA
    PPE gathered feedback from a range of contributors across multiple colleges, departments, and centers to engage in the development of the Delaware ESSA plan. This Policy Memo: Response to Delaware ESSA was submitted to the Delaware Department of Education.
  • The Future of Delaware’s Teacher Workforce: A Focus on Teacher-Preparation Programs
    Policy Brief: A Focus on Teacher-Preparation Programs
    A successful K–12 educational system requires a complementary system of teacher preparation that is aligned with the needs of the K–12 community and provides a high-quality, diverse teacher workforce in numbers matching the current and future demands of the K–12 educational system. This new policy brief, The Future of Delaware’s Teacher Workforce: A Focus on…