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ERIC Number: EJ767834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
The Art of Collaboration: Principles of Design
Frey, Nancy; Pumpian, Ian
Principal Leadership, v7 n3 p16-20 Nov 2006
During the last two decades, the number of K-12 school partnerships with businesses, communities, and universities has expanded rapidly. Schools have established successful collaborative partnerships with private enterprises to provide technology to families (Cirone, 2001), with universities to develop new teachers (Fisher, Frey, & Williams, 2003), and with community partners to create family services (Sanders, 2001). The most successful partnerships are carefully designed to meet the needs of all participants. The principal, as the public face of the school, is an important player in fostering successful collaborative partnerships. School collaborations reinvent and redefine both partners, but principals must ensure that partnerships actually transform their schools and add value rather than drain resources and divert attention from problems. Partnerships must be fully integrated into a school's reform efforts to be truly successful. The basic principles of design--balance, emphasis, proportion, and rhythm--explain how transformative collaborations achieve a unity that benefits both partners. (Contains 1 figure, 1 resource and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California