ERIC Number: ED448527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Managing Leadership Transitions in Education Partnerships. Knowledge Brief.
A growing number of organizations--from school districts and businesses, to universities and community groups--are forming partnerships to improve elementary and secondary education. Varying in both structure and goals, these collaborative enterprises provide a valuable forum for addressing areas of mutual concern about education, including funding issues, curriculum reform, effective uses of technology, mathematics and science assessments, and literacy. This paper focuses on how partnerships can manage the loss of a key member. It discusses ways that successful partnerships can use strategies for remaining effective over time to build long-term relationships and survive the departure of a key member. The guide also offers pointers about coping with leadership turnover, how to find a successor, and how relying heavily on one person to play most leadership roles leaves a partnership vulnerable. (Contains 10 references.) (DFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Leadership, Leadership Training, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.