ERIC Number: ED251528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
University/District Collaboration on Effective Schools: A Resource Enhancement Model.
Soder, Roger; Andrews, Richard L.
Two large, complex organizations (an urban school district and a neighboring college of education of a major State-funded university) have developed and applied a collaborative model of interaction and resource enhancement in response to resource contradiction and environmental turbulence. This paper (1) presents a conceptual framework of organizations interacting with their environments in a tight/loose coupling mode; (2) describes the background, development, processes, and outcomes of the collaborative relationship; and (3) presents an analysis of the collaborative relationship in terms of the conceptual framework. Five targets of change are analyzed: presumptions of logic, socialization processes, differential participation, constant variables, and corruptions of feedback. The case history suggests that both organizations had to move to protect their respective technical cores and, to do so, elected to adopt bridging strategies to enhance resources and thus increase organizational legitimacy. (Author/KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 25, 1984).