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ERIC Number: EJ847233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9282
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for the Simultaneous Renewal of a School District and its Partner University
Mountford, Meredith
Educational Considerations, v33 n1 p4-8 Fall 2005
The purpose of this article is to describe how two partnering organizations, the College of Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Independence School District, experienced a successful partnership leading to simultaneous renewal. A demonstration of this successful partnership is described not by student achievement outcomes or similar measures, but rather a description of the cyclic stages and conditions that sufficiently supported the occurrence of renewal processes for both organizations. Ultimately, the author of this article argues that successful school district/university partnerships can be detected by examining cyclic stages of renewal which result in the creation of new knowledge that manifests itself in the form of changes to organizational structures and patterns. To that end, the author has adapted Nonaka's renewal process model to describe the cycle of renewal between a university and a school district. Each stage of the cycle and the new knowledge created at both organizations is described and further, as posited by Nonaka and Takeuchi, the author also discusses how their five conditions--intention, autonomy, requisite variety, redundancy, and chaos--sufficiently supported renewal for both organizations. Examples of how these conditions contributed to the creation of new organizational structures and patterns, and how they sufficiently supported simultaneous renewal are also provided. (Contains 23 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri