Research and training are important roles of laboratory schools. Whereas traditional laboratory schools have primarily served in the training of education and psychology students, the University Laboratory School (ULS) at the University of Hawaii-Manoa has been a partner in a National Science Foundation training grant that targets building teaching and communication skills of science graduate students. The training component of the grant is augmented by demonstration and practice in the “safe” environment of ULS. Further, the flexibility provided by the school’s research mission has allowed graduate students to develop and test pilot projects for export to other schools with more constrained curricula. Recommendations for successful partnering of laboratory schools in similar efforts include putting laboratory school faculty in principle investigator (PI) roles, reaching out to community groups, public and private schools, and disseminating data-driven results of partnerships.
Baumgartner, Erin; Duncan, Kanesa; and Young, Donald B.
"The Role of the University of Hawaii Laboratory School in an NSF GK-12 Training Grant,"
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