Title

Higher education institutions and specialist schools: potential partnerships

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Carfax Publishing

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Education, Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies

RAS ID

2012

Comments

This article was originally published as: Penney, D., & Houlihan, B. (2003). Higher education institutions and specialist schools: Potential partnerships. Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 29(3), 235-248. Original available here

Abstract

This paper argues that the development and growth in numbers of Specialist Schools in England raises a number of key questions about the relationships between higher education institutions (HEIs) involved in initial teacher training (ITT) and continuing professional development (CPD) work, and schools now designated as Specialist Schools. It focuses attention on Specialist Sports Colleges to illustrate the complex, dynamic and contested policy context in which new partnerships are arising. Recent policy statements from government and agencies associated with the development of Specialist Schools in England are identified as according Specialist Schools a clearly privileged position as compared to HEIs in plans for the further reform of education, training and sport provision in England. Discussion emphasises the need for renewed debate about conceptualisations of partnership and for more research that focuses on emerging HEI - Specialist School partnerships.

DOI

10.1080/0260747032000120123

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/0260747032000120123