ERIC Number: ED225988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-2
Structures and Processes for Effective Collaboration among Local Schools, Colleges and Universities. A Collaborative Project of: Kannapolis City Schools, Livingstone College, University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Schaffer, Eugene C.; And Others
This report investigates the structures and functions of collaboration among local schools, colleges, and universities through a survey of current research literature, a survey of local educators, and the review of existing collaborative models. An introduction states the study's purpose, presents definitions of terms used in the report, and describes the research's primary issues. A second section describes the research process, including a review of the literature, surveys and interviews, existing models, and assumptions and limitations. The report's thrid section describes a model for collaboration, including the model's characteristics and implications and recommendations for implementation. Research findings include: (1) Collaboration between schools and other educational agencies is feasible, valuable, and highly desired by professional educators; (2) Collaborative programs do exist and may be replicated; (3) Successful collaboration cannot develop without participants who are willing to share decision making; (4) Many variables (i.e., geographical location, financial support, professional interest, etc.) influence the degree to which collaboration may occur. Appendixes contain copies of the survey instruments used in the study. (Authors/JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Participant Satisfaction, Participative Decision Making, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Improvement, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: N/A