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ERIC Number: ED140874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Four Case Studies: Working Partnerships Between Community Colleges and Community Schools. Community Colleges, Community Education Monograph #1.
Van Voorhees, Curtis; And Others
This monograph examines the developmental phases of the relationships between four community colleges and their respective school districts. Results of the case studies showed that collaborative efforts between community colleges and community schools required legitimization through the consent and support of their respective policy-makers. Clear-cut role specification delineating both power and benefits for each party was required; in some instances, roles were specified such that the community college held the balance of power while in other instances power was shared, but in no instance did community schools hold the balance of power. Most efforts of the cooperative ventures coalesced around programming and elimination of program duplication. Research into the substantive outcomes of inter-institutional cooperation was a missing ingredient. Although needs assessment, goals, and programs were numerous, claimed results were couched in terms of sheer numbers or the expressed enthusiasms of program participants. Substantive outcome data is the necessary foundation for legislation and financing. The college/school district alliance has potential for community problem-solving, but without proper support, good research, and adequate financing, such inter-institutional efforts will be uneven and sporadic. (JDS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Community Education, Community Services, Institutional Role, Policy Formation, Power Structure, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, School Districts, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Office of Community Education Research.
Note: Variant title: Community College--Community School Cooperation. Also issued as Community Education Series Cross Reference Volume 3, Number 2, by the Office of Community Education Research, University of Michigan