ERIC Number: ED215436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings: Dissemination Processes Seminar. Collaboration--A Promising Strategy for Improving Educational Practice (San Francisco, California, October 21-23, 1980).
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Dissemination Support Service.
Summaries of seminar activities and copies of materials distributed before and during the meetings are presented in this report on the sixth in a series of seminars on dissemination processes. Focusing on collaboration in education among public and private organizations, the seminar aimed to help its participants increase their understanding of collaborative activities, improve their involvement in collaboration by contacting ongoing collaboratives or starting new ones, and learn ethnographic techniques for studying collaboratives. Among the materials included in the report are a preseminar work packet for doing research on a collaborative before the meetings; registration handouts, including the seminar program; guidelines for facilitators of the seven discussion groups, called"action research groups"; and a list of participants. Further documents discuss anthropological perspectives on collaboration, give excerpts from the literature on collaboration, and present descriptions of 27 educational collaboratives. The report also provides summaries of the three speakers' main points about collaboration, dissemination, loosely-coupled systems, and ethnographic perspectives; lists tips on collaboration from seven experienced collaborators; and outlines the discussion groups' findings about the commonalities, differences, unique aspects, and key issues of collaborative activities. (RW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Dissemination Support Service.