Published Essays

Articles written by Founding Director James R. Vivian describe the Teachers Institute approach to teacher professional development, the history of the Institute's program in New Haven, and its significance to Yale University.

  • Partnerships and the Community, 1987

    In a panel at the State University of New York in 1987, James R. Vivian spoke about the principles of the Institute's program in New Haven, its history and concept, and its significance to Yale University.

  • Issues in Establishing and Developing an Educational Collaboration, 1986

    An essay by James R. Vivian addressing some of the issues raised by individuals considering how they might adapt the Institute's program to their own educational settings. An earlier version of this essay appeared in "Education and Urban Society," November 1986.

  • Yale University: The Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, 1986

    An article by James R. Vivian, published by the MLA in 1986 in "School-College Collaborative Programs in English," describes early Institute seminars in language and literature, including studies of a particular genre, interdisciplinary approaches to history and literature, thematic approaches to literature, and approaches to teaching writing.

  • Empowering Teachers as Colleagues, 1985

    An article by James R. Vivian that appeared originally in "College-School Collaboration: Appraising the Major Approaches," 1985. According to the editor, "the Institute demonstrates that the gap often presumed to exist between university faculty and school teachers can be bridged by building an intensive, long-term collaboration to focus on subjects deemed most important by teachers for strengthening their own teaching."

  • Yale University and the New Haven Public Schools, 1984

    An essay by James R. Vivian containing recommendations on how to implement the recommendation of the Carnegie Foundation Special Report on School and College, contained also in the Carnegie Report on High School, that calls for universities and schools to develop genuine partnerships based on the needs of schools as determined by their principals and teachers.