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ERIC Number: ED404750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Collaborate: Lessons from School-College Partnerships in the Excellence in Education Program.
Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Between 1992 and 1996, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded nearly $7.5 millions to support 26 education-reform programs nationwide. This report presents outcomes of the 26 projects, which focused on developing collaboration between schools and institutions of higher education. The report examines the effects of school-college partnerships on students and teachers at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. Data were gathered from site visits to 16 projects in their second or third year of foundation support and from surveys of individual participants. The evaluation found that school-college partnerships can foster significant improvements in educational opportunities that, in turn, contribute to greater student learning. Chapter 1 describes collaborations as relationships of varying types--cooperative, symbiotic, and organic. Chapters 2 through 4 present the actual lessons learned about the stages of project design, implementation, and evaluation. Each lesson in the report is accompanied by examples from projects that illustrate a lesson learned or a feature of implementation. The fifth chapter describes how the evaluation has influenced the foundation's planning for next steps of the Excellence in Education program. Appendices contain descriptions and contacts for the 26 projects, a summary of lessons learned, and a list of topics and issues addressed by the projects. (LMI)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, One Biscayne Tower, Suite 3800, 2 South Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131-1803.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.