ERIC Number: ED358991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
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Academic Alliances in Humanities.
Steinmiller, Robert C.; Steinmiller, Georgine G.
Arkansas supports a statewide network of academic alliances in the humanities. Academic alliances are collaborative groups of school and college teachers in the same discipline, established to improve teaching and learning, promote ongoing professional development, and foster lasting professional relationships. Staff of regional educational cooperatives and a statewide project director engage in the following activities: (1) providing technical assistance, support services, and planning to local alliance; and (2) organizing new alliances and aggressively publicizing alliance activities. However, each alliance is a community of inquiry at the local level, whose participants determine the direction and success of their effort. In 1992, Arkansas had 20 established and 10 budding humanities alliances, located in all regions of the state and in both urban and rural areas. A statewide database contained 1,975 alliance members and other interested humanities scholars. Individual alliances in foreign languages, language arts, performing arts, social studies, and whole language are described. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas