To survey best practices in school and university partnerships that promote a view of teacher education as a shared responsibility between P-12 and higher education.








Edward Ted C. Hoffman, Facilitator University of Montevallo (AL) (
Emily Mercado, University of Utah (

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Fixed Goals

  1. Research student musical achievement—as a means to gauge music teaching and learning
  2. Research the professional development of classroom teachers
  3. Seek and apply for grants and outside funding for development of and/or research pertaining to school-university partnerships

Goals for 2021-22

  1. Broaden the scope of our ongoing work to include the development and investigation of partnerships outside P-12 schools and universities, including collaborations with and between community organizations.
  2. Support research efforts, including action research, which include practitioner partners as co-researchers and -authors.
  3. Gather existing, create new, and organize ideas and resources to facilitate the establishment of new, or to strengthen existing, partnerships.


Projects in Progress

To propose new projects or lines of research related to the School/University Partnerships ASPA, please contact Ted Hoffman. If you are interested in participating in the ongoing projects described below, please contact the named project lead.

Recent Projects

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Completed Projects & Literature/Resources

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  • McClellan E. R. (2011). Socialization of undergraduate music education majors in a professional development partnership model. Bulletin Of The Council For Research In Music Education, (190), 35. doi: 10.5406/bulcouresmusedu.190.0035
  • Burton, S. L., & Greher, G. G. (2011). School-university partnerships: Re-envisioning music teacher education: Foreword. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 105-107. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566071
  • Abrahams, F. (2011). Nurturing preservice music teacher dispositions: Collaborating to connect practice, theory, and policy. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 108-114. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566076
  • Kruse, N. N. (2011). Sociological perspectives of school-university partnerships: Contextual learning through three lenses. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 115-121.doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566080
  • Burton, S. L. (2011). Perspective consciousness and cultural relevancy: Partnership considerations for the re-conceptualization of music teacher preparation. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 122-129. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566082
  • Greher, G. G. (2011). Music technology partnerships: A context for music teacher preparation. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 130-136. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566083
  • Hunter, L. R. (2011). School-university partnerships: A means for the inclusion of policy studies in music teacher education. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 137-143. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566086
  • Carlisle, K. (2011). Arts education partnerships: Informing policy through the development of culture and creativity within a collaborative project approach. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 144-148. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566088
  • Brophy, T. S. (2011). School-university partnerships in music education: A status report. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 149-153. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566092
  • Burton, S. L., & Greher, G. R. (2010). Research meets reality in school university partnerships: An analysis of two diverse school-university collaborations. In M. Schmidt (Ed.), Collaborative action for change: Selected proceedings of the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Burton, S. L., & Greher, G. R. (2007). School-university partnerships: What do we know and why do they matter? Arts Education Policy Review, 109(1), 13-24. doi: 10.3200/AEPR.109.1.13-24