ERIC Number: EJ801581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Follow the Leader: Project Structure and Leadership Roles in a Grant-Supported Collaboration
Shinners, Kathleen D.
International Journal of Educational Management, v20 n3 p206-214 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how a university and public school partnership was structured regarding the partners' contribution and leadership roles within the partnership. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected over a four-year period that involved faculty and graduate students (K-12 fellows), with students and teachers in selected public schools in Rhode Island and a regional university. The data were analyzed by examining mutuality characteristics, the level of partner involvement, as well as the influence of leadership on the project's success. Findings: Over time, it was clear that leadership emerged at the partner level, where skills and strategies were developed to support partnership goals. Originality/value: This research presents the variance experienced by partners as to their level of involvement and the importance leadership played as a means of guiding the partnership through several stages of maturation, resulting in an enduring relationship among partners. Leadership and partnerships at school and university level can learn from the lessons found in this study and apply them to their own environments.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Higher Education, Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Role, Longitudinal Studies, Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island