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ERIC Number: ED443320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 46
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A Collaborative Leadership Model for University-School-Community Partnerships.
Clinton, John
This study explored the role of the resource network coordinator in contemporary university-school-community agency partnerships. The study involved nine inter-organizational partnerships linked through a nationally administered multiyear grant program. Partnerships were based on holistic concepts of children's conditions and provided integrated educational and social services within public schools. Each partnership involved a university, a public school or schools in an economically disadvantaged area, and social service agencies, with further collaboration established between the university's graduate school of education and social work. Data collected over four study years included field notes, group and individual interviews with key participants, focus group transcripts, and site visits. Sections of the paper examine problems of education-community partnerships, organization theory, characteristics of a resource network coordinator, research design and methods, and assessment of project effectiveness. The study then compared the accomplishments of nine project coordinators--seven of whom were deemed unsuccessful and two of whom were considered successes. Results indicated a range of approaches to the selection of project coordinators; and most were university-based. At one of the two successful projects, participants parceled out aspects of the network coordinator role to a range of people; at the other successful site, the coordinator acted as a program-wide facilitator. (Contains 26 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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