ERIC Number: ED369101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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The Multicultural E-Mail of High School-College Collaboration.
Hill, Elaine N.; Whitaker, Elaine E.
A collaboration between a university English professor and a high-school English teacher was successful in building community, yet rather unsuccessful in manipulating the Internet. Their collaboration worked, as far as it did, because of an absence of hierarchy. To create a basis for comparison with other studies, analysis of the collaboration can be anchored by a list compiled by Paul Wangemann in his dissertation concerning successful collaboration. Cultural differences in the institutions made for day-to-day interference in collaborations: the calendars of high schools and universities do not match; the nature of instructional contact does not match; and accountability differs at the high school and college level. Particularly in the case of collaboration involving the Internet, sources of authority tend to lie outside the classroom, and classroom leaders now more frequently model the role of the active learner. (Contains 18 references and an outline of the criteria for successful collaboration developed by Paul Wangemann.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (45th, Nashville, TN, March 16-19, 1994).