School-University Partnerships

The Professional Development Schools (PDS) Approach

By Keli Garas-York

Subjects: Education, Education - Textbook, Education Policy And Leadership, Social Context Of Education
Hardcover : 9781438499932, 208 pages, November 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-11-01

A research-based, practical guide to the Professional Development Schools (PDS) approach to school-university partnerships


School-University Partnerships offers an introductory guide for education faculty members and in-service school professionals seeking clinically rich teaching experiences. It provides distinctive learning opportunities and professional development for all stakeholders through collaborative planning and by leveraging resources. Keli Garas-York presents Professional Development Schools (PDS) structures that can be tailored to the specific needs of an institution and its partners. Drawing on the 2021 NAPDS (National Association of Professional Development Schools) framework, which outlines the Nine Essentials, Garas-York defines what it means to be a PDS. Examples of the various aspects of school-university partnerships are provided, as well as document templates to help formalize and organize a consortium and tackle real-world scenarios. This text will be useful to educators interested in developing local school-university partnerships.

Keli Garas-York is a Professor of Literacy Education at Buffalo State, the State University of New York. She is the coauthor of Teaching Literacy in Third Grade and coeditor of The Impact of PDS Partnerships in Challenging Times.


"The author's knowledge and first-hand experience in the world of PDSs provides deep understanding of the role of school-university partnerships to improve outcomes for K-12 students, pre-service and in-service teachers, and the community at large." — JoAnne Ferrara, Professor Emerita, School of Education, Manhattanville College