ERIC Number: ED380281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Dynamics of Alliances.
Hubbard, James; And Others
To encourage the involvement of the community in mathematics, science, and technology education, some states and localities have formed alliances. This book outlines four key components of alliance building: process, environment, structure, and outcomes; and describes how changes in one component affect the others. It is designed to serve as a framework for creating new alliances and for reflecting on the workings of existing alliances. Section I, "Perspectives: Setting the Stage," examines the need for educational alliances in a society that is changing, reviews rationales for alliance formation, and considers the benefits of an alliance. Section II, "Dynamics of Alliances," considers the environment, structure, process, and outcomes of an alliance and covers gauging the condition of an alliance's environment, statements that reflect barriers to a healthy environment, where to recruit members for an alliance, how vision is connected to structure, and qualities of alliance leaders. Section III, "Basic Principles of an Alliance," discusses organizational needs, and various processes that can be considered in alliance formation or ongoing review. Section IV, "Taking Action," refers the reader to background information on the steps of alliance building. Contains a 26-item bibliography. (LZ)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Coordination, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Group Structure, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Science Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.