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ERIC Number: EJ1020937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Cultivating Collaboration: The Science behind Thriving Labor-Management Relationships
Anrig, Greg
American Educator, v37 n4 p4-13 Win 2013-2014
In recent years, rigorous studies have shown that effective public schools are built on strong collaborative relationships between administrators and teachers. The two largest national teachers' unions--the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association--have embarked on major initiatives to promote greater collaboration, supported in some cases by large foundations. Therefore, this Winter 2013-2014 issue of "American Educator" is dedicated to addressing such concerns, exploring in depth why collaboration between teachers' unions and administrators has the potential to significantly improve student achievement and strengthen the nation's school systems. It synthesizes research findings; highlights districts and schools that have intensively pursued collaboration; and provides strategies to guide teachers, administrators, and public officials interested in cooperation. It also explains "why" collaboration is critical to raising student performance, drawing from research in other institutional settings as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A