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ERIC Number: EJ765858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4308
Development of Shared Vision: Lessons from a Science Education Community Collaborative
Robertson, Amy
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v44 n5 p681-705 May 2007
This is a qualitative case study of a collaboration among multiple stakeholders in science education who came together in order to create environmental field trips and the surrounding classroom curriculum. The collaboration involves 4 major facets of science education: formal education at the elementary and university levels, informal education, and educational research. The data were collected by means of observation, semi-structured interviews, and written document review. This study examines how shared vision developed within the collaboration, the roles the participants played in its evolution, and how this process benefited both the collaboration and each individual collaborator. Several factors significantly affected the progress towards a shared vision and a successful collaboration including time, communication, understanding others' perspectives, dedication and ownership, as well as the collaborative environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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