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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2018

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Role(S) Of Higher Education In Helping Diverse And Excellent Public Schools Gain Recognition, Edmund T. Hamann, Mark Larson Oct 2018

Role(S) Of Higher Education In Helping Diverse And Excellent Public Schools Gain Recognition, Edmund T. Hamann, Mark Larson

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Often education researchers enter schools only to depict inequity and weak practice, but the same empirical skills that illuminate challenges can, under a different premise, illuminate excellence. This brief, laid out as a dialogue between university-based researcher, Dr. Edmund Hamann, and urban high school principal, Mark Larson, describes how graduate students helped a diverse public high school document its excellence and win National Education Policy Center (NEPC) recognition as a 'School of Opportunity'. Although this case is unique in specific detail, other school/higher education partnerships could clearly function like this one did. Good schools may not have staff to ...