ERIC Number: ED250272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Collaboration for Educational Excellence and Equity.
Pine, Gerald J.
Universities, local school districts, intermediate schools, and state education departments can work together to create model collaboratives by redirecting existing resources, consolidating resources, and discovering mutually beneficial resources to improve teacher preparation, inservice education, and the quality of classroom instruction. Under the leadership of the School of Human and Educational Services at Oakland University, representatives of the public schools, the campuses of two community colleges, and the intermediate school district have joined forces to improve the quality of education in the county. The focus for collaboration is on student writing skills. The first program implemented will be the publication of a directory of services, people, and resources available for writing instruction. The second program involves colloquia, workshops, and other activities using local, regional, and national scholars in the field of writing skills. The programs will be held at strategic sites around the county and will be cooperatively funded. A center has been initiated for seeking alternative educational practices and programs through research and evaluation, the preparation of support materials, and program and staff development. The Meadow Brook Leadership Academy, using the resources from all collaborative units, will provide continuing education and professional development opportunities for school administrators. The advantages, characteristics, and possible problems of collaboration among educational institutions are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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