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ERIC Number: EJ775996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
The Legislative Playing Field: How Public Policy Influences Collaboration
Bragg, Debra D.; Russman, Maxine L.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n139 p93-103 Fall 2007
Recognizing that lasting change is possible when organizations form a partnership, public policy increasingly drives active sharing of resources and mutual commitment to accountability and heightened productivity. Legislation that emphasizes aligning and improving the educational system; supporting the transition from high school to college and transfer between community college and university; and ensuring workforce, economic, and community development requires and reinforces the necessity for collaboration. This chapter defines collaboration and examines federal and state public policies to show how partnership is encouraged and how it can struggle. The chapter concludes with lessons learned from examining the complex intersection between policy and practice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; Workforce Investment Act 1998