A Collaborative Affair: The Building of Museum and School Partnerships

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This study examined two art museum and school partnerships in order to learn how partnerships enable an integration of goals, participants' beliefs and values, and learning objectives. This study examined the partnerships through a social constructivist lens and used narrative analysis as way to interpret participants' stories about collaboration. The research found three major themes among participants' stories. Participants: a) valued good communication to establish relationships between partners, b) believed partnership offered students experiences that educated the whole person, and c) felt that students making meaning by interacting in the museum environment was an indicator of success. The study closes with discussion of the researchers' own constructions as they developed throughout the study.

Creator(s): Yount, Katherine
Creation Date: August 2010
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: August 2010
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This study examined two art museum and school partnerships in order to learn how partnerships enable an integration of goals, participants' beliefs and values, and learning objectives. This study examined the partnerships through a social constructivist lens and used narrative analysis as way to interpret participants' stories about collaboration. The research found three major themes among participants' stories. Participants: a) valued good communication to establish relationships between partners, b) believed partnership offered students experiences that educated the whole person, and c) felt that students making meaning by interacting in the museum environment was an indicator of success. The study closes with discussion of the researchers' own constructions as they developed throughout the study.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Art Education
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iv, 90 p.

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Keyword(s): Art museum | school partnerships
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 699482681 |
  • UNTCAT: b3912662 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30532
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
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Holder: Yount, Katherine
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