ERIC Number: ED393164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Developing Effective Educational Partnerships: The Why, What, and How.
Aka, Karen Y.
Educators are recognizing that the preparation of young people for the future is beyond the capacity of education alone. This paper provides a theoretical background on the need for partnerships, describing the forces that have contributed to the development of partnerships. It also offers information on the nature and levels of partnerships, giving examples of each type. Educational partnerships form a continuum with differing levels of participation and require certain attributes to be effective: (1) a common vision, overarching goals, and shared norms; (2) trust; (3) complementary resources; (4) compensatory resources; and (5) extraordinary results. The most sophisticated and fully developed partnership is the comprehensive collaborative model, which addresses the comprehensive needs of children from preschool through high school. Terry Clark's comprehensive collaborative model (1992) is highlighted. The model's concept, purpose, and implementation/development issues are briefly discussed. Three figures are included. (Contains 12 annotated references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.