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ERIC Number: ED424690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 153
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6700-4
Balancing the Tensions of Change: Eight Keys to Collaborative Educational Renewal.
Osguthorpe, Russell T.; Patterson, Robert S.
In an effort to help participants in educational change view inevitable tensions as positive stimulants to educational renewal, this book draws on examples of successful school-university partnerships to examine the process of interorganizational collaboration. Following the introduction, part 1, "Building Relationships of Mutuality," presents the first three keys to balancing the tensions of change. Key 1 addresses the tensions associated with membership in the collaborative arrangement and uses the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) as an example; key 2 describes the type of role flexibility necessary to collaborative change initiatives and includes suggestions for its development; and key 3 treats issues related to the commitment and interdependence of participants in the change process. Part 2, "Crossing Thresholds to Creativity," includes keys 4-8, which address issues associated with collaborative change planning (key 4); the balance between spontaneity and planning essential to school-university work (key 5); the balance between new and established ideas (key 6); evaluation of change processes and outcomes (key 7); and parity of school and university contributions (key 8). An appendix provides the historical background for collaboration change in education. (Contains 1 table, 6 figures, and 76 references.) (MKW)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6688-7, $45.95; paper: ISBN-0-8039-6700-4, $19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A