ERIC Number: ED311560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Building Educational Communities: Academic Partnerships in Canada and in the United States.
Stoloff, David L.
This document examines how Ministries/Departments of Education in Canada and the United States build community-ownership of schools. Common and novel strategies for building educational communities are also discussed using Eisler's "gylanic" society paradigm. Individuals within governmental agencies that work at developing collaborative efforts between the different segments of the educational enterprise were identified. Twenty-five respondents from 11 nations commented on a questionnaire about how their governmental agency encourages cooperative efforts. Responses from Canada and the United States are highlighted along with a review of selected literature on educational cooperation and organization in these two neighboring nations. Findings indicate that the departments of education in Canada and in the United States engender cooperation among precollegiate schools through financial support, systemwide standardization of curriculum, and cosponsorship of community programs. Encouragement of school-university cooperation usually proceeds through indirect channels or through short-term, specially funded projects. (10 references) (SI)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Community Control, Community Involvement, Community Schools, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, International Cooperation, Interprofessional Relationship, Public Agencies
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States