A Case Study of School - University Partnerships: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Year: 1995

Author: Woodward, Helen, Sinclair-Gaffey, Catherine

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Like many universities, the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur has many partnerships with the schools in the area. Partnerships are formed through joint membership of various committees, in-school experiences, teachers-as-tutors, teachers-as-students and joint research projects.

All of these forms of partnership play different roles in establishing links between the University and the work place. This paper will explore the various partnerships, their origins (the yesterday), current purposes, structures and conduct (today) and, through an evaluation of the current partnerships, suggest possibilities for the future (tomorrow).