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ERIC Number: EJ912394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Transformational Partnerships: A New Agenda for Higher Education
Butcher, Jude; Bezzina, Michael; Moran, Wendy
Innovative Higher Education, v36 n1 p29-40 Feb 2011
In this article we develop the concept of transformational partnership and illustrate how such an understanding has enriched the relationship between a particular university and a school system. Transformational partnerships are different in purpose, nature, and strategies from transactional partnerships. They are based upon genuine engagement and a focus on common goals and mutual benefits. In transactional partnerships each institution pursues its own goals with little consideration of mutual goals or shared purpose. The areas of community engagement, leadership, and transformational partnerships provided key concepts for analysing the case study showing how higher education institutions can think and work differently with other institutions, organizations, and groups to achieve mutual benefits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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