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ERIC Number: ED451097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Pages: 16
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Weaving a Tapestry of Partnership: Images, Lessons and an Emerging Model from Southern Africa.
Mullinix, Bonnie B.
This paper explores a model of partnership development that emerges from five years of experience grounded in the Southern African context. The model incorporates a continuum of configurations linked to nine critical dimensions: Focus of Interaction; Activities/Projects/Programs; Time and Orientation; Benefit; Trust and Respect; Organizational Structures; Organizational Strategies and Information Access; Locus of Influence; and Written Agreements or Contracts. While this model emerges from practical experience working in "partnership" arrangements with over 120 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in various parts of Africa, the paper reflects on the transdisciplinary aspect of partnership and compares key characteristics of partnership found in various disciplines. In addition, composite partnerships are described based on the analysis of the case experiences that informed the development of the model. Ultimately, the possible application of this model of partnership to international and domestic educational endeavors is addressed. Contains a figure of the emerging model and 16 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa