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ERIC Number: EJ1084019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug-10
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068 2341
Barriers to Success? The Role of Statewide Education Governance Structures in P-20 Council Collaboration
Rippner, Jennifer A.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v23 n74 Aug 2015
Collaboration between K-12 and higher education sectors has not been as productive as participants and policy leaders would like--especially in an era of emphasis on college readiness and completion, which requires such collaboration. Various mechanisms have been used to foster collaboration including state P-20 (early learning through higher education) councils, however these have not always produced the results participants desire and research on why this is so is limited. This study utilizes state education governance and inter-organizational relations literatures to hypothesize that structural barriers to collaboration prevent P-20 councils from reaching their potential. This comparative case study of three state P-20 councils finds that state education governance structures may erect barriers to collaboration. However, this research also shows that P- 20 councils, if thoughtfully structured, can help ameliorate these barriers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Illinois; Minnesota
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