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ERIC Number: ED440075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-27
Pages: 23
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It Takes a Village: Promoting Multidisciplinary Leadership through a Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership.
Sattler, Joan; Kiley, Therese
This paper describes how one Professional Development School (PDS) partnership successfully implemented a comprehensive integrated services approach that promoted interprofessional development and multidisciplinary leadership. Research suggests that collaboration is necessary if teachers, professional support staff, administrators, parents, and community members are to design interdisciplinary programs and provide integrated services that are in the best interests of their students. Effective leadership is a key variable in the promotion of collaboration. The PDS described in this paper uses the Leadership Capacity Matrix as a framework to organize its efforts and focus collaborative dialogue between PDS partners and the university regarding the promotion of multidisciplinary leadership. The PDS is exploring how five critical features of schools with high leadership capacity correlate with four overriding goals of PDSs. Four principals from participating schools present their responses to the challenge of promoting multidisciplinary leadership in the context of PDS partnerships, examining important PDS partnership contributions. The paper notes major challenges encountered by this successful effort. Three appendixes present the Leadership Capacity Matrix, the comprehensive integrated services model, and PDS partners. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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