ERIC Number: ED426298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
The Care and Feeding of a Successful Collaborative Partnership.
Huth, Harvey; Denny, Verna Haskins; Nardino, Charles; Bailey, Robert; Street, David; Sinnott, Judy; Spector, Harriet; Trolio, Peter; Dillman, Jenny
In this document, representatives from the four partners involved in a self-directed distance learning program for developmental aides responsible for caring for persons with developmental disabilities and/or mental retardation (the City University of New York, a labor union, an executive employee relations office, and a state agency involved in health care delivery) share their insights regarding why their collaborative partnership has been so successful. The document begins with a description of the Distance Learning Project, which was designed to help learners develop needed reading, writing, math, problem-solving, and reasoning skills. The remainder of the document examines the following reasons for the partnership's success: racial, gender, educational, and employment diversity of the members of the program's central guidance team; philosophy that everyone's contribution is important; appreciation and acknowledgment of all team members; commitment to the project; minimum of individual or agency self-interest among team members; inclusion of time for enjoyment in all meetings; high-level of personal satisfaction experienced by team members; use of effective partnership techniques (road maps, "I-time," go-arounds, brainstorming, flowcharting); and extensive use of technology to facilitate meetings of the entire team, subgroups of team members, and day-to-day contact. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A