ERIC Number: ED214378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Choosing Your Partner: Interorganizational Issues in International Education.
The attention being given to foreign language education and international studies brings with it the realization that coalitions and interorganizational ventures are necessary. There is also the need for an understanding of the kind of organization with which one is dealing and how different organizations are likely to behave in interorganizational relationships. Five contextual features are isolated: (1) congruity of organizational types and purposes; (2) complexity, a factor that is directly related to the capacity of the organization for change; (3) the leadership or risk-taking factor, and the access of leaders to titles, appointments, and media attention; (4) the ways in which foreign language and international education are administered in different types of educational institutions; and (5) leadership by coalition, that is leadership with the communications-cultural component of society, including universities, and the state and regional supervisory structure. Existing research suggests that coalition, as distinct from other types of relationships, may be the most favorable mode for the field of international education to consider. (AMH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (1981).