Engaging in Social Partnerships prepares Higher Education professionals to become reflective practitioners while working in partnerships that cross social divides. An invaluable resource, this book helps readers navigate the multiple and conflicting objectives that arise in partnership practices and encourages them to enact practices that are equitable and democratic. In order to be successful in these partnerships, professionals must look carefully at how they are influenced by factors such as race, class, gender, age, culture, histories and other differences. Unequal power relations prevailing in such partnerships affect the ability to share information, problem solve and form honest relationships. Novella Keith breaks down the different approaches to partnership and connects the central principles of her approach through reflection and case studies. These case studies illustrate the conceptual framework for successful partnership practice.
This book: Provides action oriented solutions for meeting partnership goals Develops frameworks and principles against which to assess partnership, process and outcome Provides a new model of democratic engagement for university-community partnerships Presents key concepts that can be applied to a critical analysis of practice.