ERIC Number: ED460430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Investing in Partnerships for Student Success: A Basic Tool for Community Stakeholders To Guide Educational Partnership Development and Management.
Otterbourg, Susan D.
This guide, intended to be used collaboratively, was designed for a broad-range of community groups. It is meant to encourage education leaders to use its material as a guide and as support throughout the continuous-improvement process for partnership planning, development, implementation, management, monitoring/evaluation, and long-term comprehensive planning. It offers guidance in planning and developing partnerships, implementing and managing these partnerships, and monitoring and evaluating these efforts. The guide includes a step-by-step process for starting the continuous-improvement-process model. Step 1 details how to recruit and organize education, business, family, and community stakeholders, ensuring that representatives from all sectors of the community are "at the table." Step 2 shows how to create a vision for a partnership, and step 3 looks at how to take stock based on the vision. How to set up a steering committee is outlined in step 4, whereas step 5 discusses ways to set and prioritize short- and long-term objectives. Step 6 analyzes ways to create action plans and teams, and step 7 demonstrates how to implement action plans. Progress measurement and results review are covered in steps 8 and 9. Each step features a worksheet that provides detailed procedures for accomplishing specific tasks. A set of 11- by 17-inch templates that may be duplicated is included. (RJM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, School Role
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. Center on Work and Family.
Note: 11x17-inch worksheets not available from ERIC.