Teachers as Colleagues," an article written by Institute Director James
R. Vivian, 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: The Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute," also written by James R. Vivian, was published by the MLA in 1986 in "School-College Collaborative Programs in English" and describes some early Institute
seminars in languages and literature, including studies of a particular genre, interdisciplinary approaches to history and literature, thematic approaches to literature, and approaches to teaching writing.
In a panel on
Partnerships and the Community, held 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.