ERIC Number: EJ1021129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Third-Generation Partnerships for P-16 Pipelines and Cradle-through-Career Education Systems
Lawson, Hal A.
Peabody Journal of Education, v88 n5 p637-656 2013
Amid unprecedented novelty, complexity, turbulence, and conflict, it is apparent that a new education system is needed. Focused on a new outcome--postsecondary education completion with advanced competence--heretofore separate systems for early childhood, K-12 schools, and postsecondary education are being joined in P-16 pipelines and Cradle-Through-Career Education Systems. Both are new institutional designs, and they necessitate specially designed partnership systems. In contrast to voluntary, service-oriented partnerships and two previous generations of partnerships, third-generation, collaborative partnerships involve the private sector, and, with state leaders as key stakeholders, prioritize policy change. These third-generation partnerships are essential to the core missions and functions of colleges and universities, and postsecondary education is itself a target for new institutional designs. All such partnerships can be designed, implemented, evaluated, and continuously improved in relation to a new criterion: fit for purpose, in this context, and at this time.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Criteria, Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Stakeholders, Government School Relationship, Innovation, Educational Research, Alignment (Education), Educational Administration, Education Work Relationship, Career Readiness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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