Celebration of Community-Engaged Scholarship at Fairfield - "The Evolution of a School-University Partnership: Understandings from an Auto-ethnographic Study"
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Community-based participatory research has begun to investigate collaborative partnership to understand how such relationships are established and maintained. The present study reports on the evolution of a two-year school-university collaboration where community members began participation at the earliest possible point and have maintained high levels of involvement. Using constructivism, situated learning theory, and Jesuit philosophy as theoretical frameworks, personal narratives were analyzed to examine the evolution of the collaboration. Results describe perspectives and relationship among members and delineate processes that characterize the partnership. The application of autoethnographic research methods to study partnerships is described. Panelists include: Christine Siegel, GSEAP; Wendy Kohli, GSEAP; Kelly O’Leary, St. Martin de Porres Academy; Kameron Isaacs, St. Martin de Porres Academy. Co-sponsored by the Office of Service Learning and the Center for Academic Excellence. Wine and cheese will be provided.
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