ERIC Number: ED451404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Collaboration: Working Together To Support Families. Program Resources.
Padak, Nancy; Sapin, Connie
This paper discusses collaboration as a process that can be used to support adult learners and families. The article distinguishes between collaboration, coordination, and cooperation; suggests ways to find collaborators; lists factors that promote or hinder collaboration; and provides guidelines for working with collaborators. A section on how to do stakeholder mapping (a method used to assess the possible impact of all stakeholders on a given set of goals or a specific plan of action in order to manage change, anticipate opposition from dissatisfied groups, and identify outsiders who may support the change), and a list of eight critical characteristics of successful community collaborators is included. The paper also contains a self-assessment form for rating 18 facets of collaborative behavior and a partner survey to determine the state of communication among collaborators. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Change Agents, Check Lists, Community Resources, Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Family Literacy, Family Needs, Family School Relationship, Master Plans, Participative Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Services, Social Support Groups, Stakeholders, Strategic Planning
For full text: http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Pubs/0400-12.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.