A New Zealand Collaborative University–School Partnership: Applying the STEPS Framework

  • Beverley CooperEmail author
  • Bronwen Cowie
  • Coral Campbell


This chapter considers how the Interpretive Framework was applied to Waikato University’s Community University–School Partnership (CUSP) program, retrospectively. As a well-documented partnership program, the Interpretive Framework was applied to the aspects of the project to see how these aligned. As well as highlighting the synergies between the Interpretive Framework and the CUSP, there were a number of differences which arose and these are discussed as considerations of adding further complexity to the Interpretive Framework.


School-university partnership Practicum Systems Leadership 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beverley Cooper
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bronwen Cowie
    • 1
  • Coral Campbell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WaikatoWaikatoNew Zealand
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia

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