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ERIC Number: ED438611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-6
Pages: 13
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Addressing Evaluation of Collaborations: Capacity Building by School Districts.
Florian, Judy E.
Effective staff development for educators is ongoing and intensive; consequently, school districts are heeding this research and engaging in long-term contracts with technical assistance providers. Rural districts need external support provided by partnerships and need such assistance to meet state and community performance expectations. The federal Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program encourages schools to adopt an effective school reform model developed by an external organization. As ongoing staff development becomes more widespread and typical of what districts and schools engage in, an important question is what evaluation of these partnerships should look like. This paper discusses current research regarding collaborative partnerships and presents the types of partnerships that school districts have reported in a research study being conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratories. Four stages of partnership occur in a sequential progression toward collaboration: connection, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration. Important issues regarding evaluation of the various partnership types are addressed. (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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