ERIC Number: ED394174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Consorting and Collaborating in the Education Marketplace.
Bridges, David, Ed.; Husbands, Chris, Ed.
This book describes one of the somewhat paradoxical consequences of the development of the education market place--the development of collaborative relations and infrastructures between competing institutions. Fourteen chapters written by participants in collaborative arrangements describe and analyze their responses to the market place and consider the implications of collaborative relationships, including consortia, for the future development of education. Following the first chapter, "The Education Market Place and the Collaborative Response: An Introduction," part 1 offers descriptions of different collaborative arrangements. Chapters include: (2) "Schools, Markets and Collaboration: New Models for Educational Polity?" (Chris Husbands); (3) "Collaboration: A Condition of Survival for Small Rural Schools?" (Linda Hargreaves); (4) "Collaboration, Competition and Cross-phase Liaison: The North Lowestoft Schools Network" (Mike Harbour); (5) "The Rationale and Experience of a 'Schools Association': The Ivel Schools' Association" (Ron Wallace); (6) "Education 2000: Collaboration and Cooperation as a Model of Change Management" (Lynne Monck and Chris Husbands); (7) "A Consortium Approach to Staff Development" (Peter Upton and Phil Cozens); (8) "Collaboration and Competition in Education: Marriage not Divorce" (Sylvia West); and (9) "Collaboration for School Improvement: The Power of Partnership" (Michael Johnson and Michael Barber). Chapters in part 2 examine the conditions under which successful consortia operate. Chapters include: (10) "Consortium Collaboration: The Experience of TVEI" (Ann Bridgwood); (11) "Consortium Collaboration in Teacher Education: The ERTEC Experience" (David Bridges); (12) "Collaboration Through Networking: The Collaborative Action Research Network" (Bridget Somekh); (13) "Beyond Collaboration: On the Importance of Community" (Mike Fielding); and (14) "Theories of Association: The Social Psychology of Working Together in Educational Consortia" (Harry Gray). References accompany each chapter. An index is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Competition, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Networks, Partnerships in Education, Regional Cooperation, Shared Resources and Services
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 (paperback: ISBN-0-7507-0450-0; clothbound: ISBN-0-7507-0449-7).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: United Kingdom