A Professional Development School Partnership: Conflict and Collaboration

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Chapter 2
Methodology of the Case Study

In an effort to provide the Jackson School and Midwest University PDS investigation authenticity, the case study methodology and the role that the researcher played during the investigation are described. Stake ( 1994), noted that case study was not a methodological choice but a choice of an object to be studied. A case is selected because it is a "specific, unique, bounded" example of the phenomena that is to be studied (p. 237). In this instance, the PDS partnership of the Jackson School and Midwest University is the case investigated.

Goodlad and Sirotnik ( 1988) revealed the lack of information and experience regarding the partnership process, and therefore, the lack of standard procedures to follow when investigating partnerships. The variety of partnership theories and definitions indicate a relatively new field of study with little research to guide the focus of investigation or theoretical models to interpret observations made in the field. The Holmes Group ( 1990) with Tomorrow's Schools provided a call to action for PDSs, but stated it was not a template for a single conception of a PDS. It was an invitation to universities and public schools to invent PDSs through conversations and negotiations. It claimed that although a number of PDS organizations were being developed across the nation, "there are none that yet stand as models" ( Holmes Group, 1990, p. 2). This illustrates the tentative nature of PDS conceptualization and the need to explore how partnerships work in order to build a foundation of understanding.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Part I Context 1
  • Chapter 1 Introduction and PDS as a Reform Initiative 12
  • Chapter 2 Methodology of the Case Study 15
  • Note 24
  • Chapter 3 Context of the PDS 34
  • Part II Foreshadowed Problems, Findings, and Conclusions 37
  • Chapter 4 Partnership Development 51
  • Chapter 5 University Student Benefits 66
  • Chapter 6 Elementary Student Benefits 78
  • Chapter 7 Teacher Development Issues 92
  • Chapter 8 University Faculty Development Issues 107
  • Chapter 9 Institutionalization of the Partnership 122
  • Chapter 10 Summaries, Generalizations, and Lessons Learned 138
  • Afterword 139
  • Bibliography 141
  • Index 147
  • About the Author 151
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