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ERIC Number: EJ915128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
The Perfect Partnership: What It Takes to Build and Sustain Relationships that Benefit Students
Killion, Joellen
Journal of Staff Development, v32 n1 p10-12, 14-15 Feb 2011
Schools and districts are beneficiaries of multiple opportunities to extend and enhance their core work of educating students through partnerships in two ways. These opportunities emerge either from invitations that come from outside the school and district, such as those from corporations, universities, or regional education agencies, or they are sought, such as through grant applications to public and private foundations or in selecting consultants to support initiatives. When partnership opportunities occur, thoughtful analysis of the opportunity before entering into a partnership ensures that the endeavor will thrive. Reciprocally beneficial partnerships expand opportunities and extend the capacity of schools and districts. Schools and districts have much to offer as partners because they are so visible in their communities and because they touch so many members of a community. They have much to gain and potentially much to lose from partnerships. The sure way to find and enter partnerships that add value to each partner is to take adequate time to build relationships with potential partners, assess potential partnerships, evaluate partnerships they enter, and avoid partnerships that might detract from their priorities and immediate needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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