Partnering for Systemic Change

  • Nancy L. Zimpher University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Keywords: P-16 Education, School Partnerships


This model for an urban P-16 Partnership meant to re-shape and improve teacher education is driven by the involvement of major stakeholders in the community. The discussion focuses in particular on the partnering activities of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the public school district to initiate systemic change. By emphasizing quality teaching and learning as an all-university and university/K-12 responsibility, metropolitan institutions of higher education can help transform teacher education and improve urban high-need schools.