ERIC Number: ED361848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
A National Perspective on Educational Partnerships.
Tushnet, Naida C.
This paper presents findings of a study that documented the initiation and early implementation of 22 projects participating in the Educational Partnerships Program, which is sponsored by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). This study of the first year in a proposed 5-year program, sought to identify partnership structures and activities associated with successful implementation. The distinction is made between programs that are interorganizational arrangements and those that are programmatic innovations sponsored by a particular partnership. A summary model, developed to explain factors of successful systemic innovation, is based on the premise that all partnerships begin with a set of conversations among potential members, which results in role clarity. Coalitions and collaborations are more likely to achieve full implementation than those with a primary partner and limited partners; the key is how well participants understand their roles and relationships. All of the partnerships implemented at least some proposed organizational or programmatic features; however, early implementation is achieved when there is role clarity and adequate provision of resources for program content. Three figures and seven tables are included. (Contains 17 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.