ERIC Number: ED434427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Profiles in Collaboration: A Comprehensive Report of the Professional Development Partnership Projects.
Jones, Julie K., Ed.
This report describes the five Professional Development Partnership projects funded in 1992. They were designed to form consortia or partnerships of public and private entities which were to develop opportunities for career advancement or competency-based training for current workers at public and private agencies that provide services to infants, children, and youth with disabilities. Chapter 1 reviews relevant literature on collaborative partnering and provides an overview of the elements and critical features necessary to all successful and lasting partnerships: shared vision, common mission, common goals, and shared responsibility and authority. The phases and stages of partnership formation are discussed, as are the barriers. Chapters 2 through 6 profile each project and include information on the stages of the project and the lessons learned during the project's five years. Chapter 7 provides a cross-case analysis derived from the five project profiles and from the unpublished evaluation of the projects conducted by independent consultants. It examines similarities and differences among the projects. The report includes two appendices that provide contact information for each of the projects, lists the products available from each project, and provides the definition for collaborative partnerships that the five projects developed. (Chapters include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, College School Cooperation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Teacher Certification
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.