ERIC Number: ED311563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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The Social Context of Educational Partnerships: A Semantic Review.
Stoloff, David L.
This paper examines the changing nature of societal perspectives and the social contexts of educational partnerships or collaborations through a semantic analysis of the literature on educational cooperation and related educational themes and practices. In addition, a continuum of leitmotives on educational partnerships drawn from historic and current writings is reviewed for their influences on contemporary practices. From these research bases, a predictive model for trends or cycles in educational partnerships is offered with a focus on how government will support such collaborations in the 1990s. The conclusion--that state governments should initiate projects that bring faculty from the primary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate segments of American education to plan educational improvement strategies together--underscores the point that any restructuring of American schooling requires cooperative involvement among all its external and internal constituencies. (JAM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College School Cooperation, Cultural Influences, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Interschool Communication, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Semantics, Social Influences
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: For related paper, see EA 021 332. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989). Supported in part by the California Academic Partnership Program, the Southern California ACCESS Centers and Network, and California State University.