ERIC Number: ED310514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
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The Risky Business of University/School Collaboration.
Anglin, Leo W.; Viechnicki, Karen J.
Successful university/school collaborations result in meaningful staff development programs that demonstrate shared goals and expectations, that promote a sense of community, and that provide order and discipline for all involved. Institutional collaborations occur when educational organizations combine their resources and personnel to improve the educational experiences of school children. Planning for staff development consists of three stages: mobilization, implementation, and institutionalization. The key to successful program planning lies within the efforts made during the mobilization phase; much effort, such as establishing a university liaison who is familiar with the decision-makers, must be expended before a planning session takes place. Preliminary discussions should examine the proposed program's appeal to diverse groups of prospective participants, its realism and relevance, and its responsiveness to staff's and bureaucratic sponsors' needs. Additional factors to consider include the rotation of planning sites, prospective participants, the agenda, and a postimplementation program evaluation schedule. A working case study included in this document outlining the collaborative efforts of Kent State University, Ohio, and its elementary education intern and human genetics projects, serves as an example of the staff development program's goals and adaptability. (7 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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