ERIC Number: ED440600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Collaborating To Learn: More Lessons from School-College Partnerships in the Excellence in Education Program.
This document offers various perspectives on school/college collaborations. The first section, "Schools and Colleges as an Area for Collaboration," is a broad review of how close working relationships between colleges and schools can improve education for all students, as well as help institutions improve themselves. The second section, "Getting To Know Each Other," sets some parameters for such collaborations, including the need for all partners to support the collaboration, a shared vision combined with self-interest, correct timing, agreement on policies, and an understanding of each others' cultures and styles. The third section, "Working Together," focuses on teaching, including sensitivity to the issue of teacher time, team building and networking, the need for stable leadership, and teacher needs. The fourth section, "Keeping the Collaboration Going," deals with recognizing and rewarding faculty participation, sustaining innovation, evaluation, and extending the collaboration to other projects. A brief collaboration check-off sheet follows. An afterword, "A Foundation's Perspective on Learning to Collaborate and Collaborating to Learn" by A. Richardson Love, Jr., offers a brief review of the Knight Foundation Excellence in Education initiative. A final section offers thumbnail descriptions of 26 excellence in education projects at colleges and universities throughout the United States. (Contains 11 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, School Role, Shared Resources and Services, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, 2 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3800, Miami, FL 33131-1803. Tel: 305-908-2600; Web site: http://www.knightfdn.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.
Note: Afterword by A. Richardson Love, Jr.