ERIC Number: ED214827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Patterns of International Collaboration for School Improvement: An Analysis of Activities of the OECD/CERI Pacific Circle Consortium.
Fish, Lawrence D.
This paper explores methods of collaboration among countries in order to promote successful development, exchange, and dissemination of international education materials. The discussion emphasizes activities of the Pacific Circle Consortium, which was founded in 1977 and includes Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States. Its goals are to exchange information, materials, and personnel and to develop educational materials with a multicultural perspective. The paper is presented in five major sections. Section one explains the Consortium's origin, structure, membership, purpose, and activities. Section two defines the concept of international collaboration and outlines various methods of collaboration, stressing three important types of activity within collaborative efforts. These are parallel, cooperative, and integrated activities. Section three discusses four key elements of any type of collaborative activity: commitment and decision making, location of activity, structure and roles of participating agencies, and size and scope of activity. The discussion related these elements to specific Consortium procedures. Section four describes exemplary Consortium activities of parallel, cooperative, and integrated natures. Section five offers comments on constraints of collaborative ventures and specific implications of the Consortium's experience. (AV)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Consortia, Cooperation, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Educational Development, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, International Education, International Educational Exchange, International Relations, Program Descriptions, Research and Development Centers, Shared Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Japan; New Zealand; United States