Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781933253169 Published May 2010

An Alliance of Spirit

Museum and School Partnerships

Edited by Kim Fortney and Beverly Sheppard

An Alliance of Spirit

Edited by Kim Fortney and Beverly Sheppard

Distributed for American Alliance of Museums Press

132 pages | 7 x 10
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781933253169 Published May 2010
The classic text on how to build successful partnerships between museums and schools. An Alliance of Spirit: Museum and School Partnerships, edited by Kim Fortney and Beverly Sheppard, brings together the latest thinking and instructive case studies on how museums and schools can better understand each other s goals as they work together to provide school children the most inspiring educational experience possible inside the museum. Includes special Putting It Into Practice sections of practical advice for teachers and museum educators. Published in cooperation with EdCom, the Educator s Committee of the American Association of Museums.



      James Hakala


      Beverly Sheppard


1 Museums and Schools Working Together

      Mark D. Osterman, Beverly Sheppard

2 Meeting Teachers’ Needs

      Maria Marable-Bunch

3 Schools in the 21st Century

      Kathrine Walker Schlageck

4 Learning Theory in the Museum Setting

      Beth Twiss Houting, Mary Jane Taylor, Susy Watts

5 Museum Programs for School Audiences: The Basics

      Kim Fortney

5A Putting It All Together: A Case Study

      Ann Fortescue, Marla Shoemaker, James Stein, Jean Woodley

6 Getting Out of the Subject Box

      Claudia Ocello

6A Addressing Challenging Topics: A Case Study

      Laura Dickstein Thompson

7 The Changing Landscape of Museum-Provided Professional Development for Teachers

      James Boyer, Kim Fortney, Susy Watts

8 Connecting Museum, School and Community: Collaborations for Learning

      Julie I. Johnson, Janet Rassweiler

9 Ensuring Program Relevance Through Collaboration and Evaluation

      Beth Murphy, Julia Washburn

10 Paying for It

      Betsy Bowers, Jennifer Michaelree Squire, Mary Jane Taylor

11 The New York City Museum School: The Ultimate Museum-School Partnership

      Ronald Chaluisan, Sonnet Takahisa

11A Museum Schools: Brief Descriptions and Roster

      Keni Sturgeon

A Closing Reflection

      Beverly Sheppard


Appendix of Useful Materials

About the Authors


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