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ERIC Number: EJ989529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Preparation of Urban High School Leaders in Philadelphia through Multiorganizational Partnerships
Kaimal, Girija; Barber, Margaret; Schulman, Marcia; Reed, Pete
Journal of School Leadership, v22 n5 p902-921 Sep 2012
Partnerships between universities and school districts are increasingly being identified as a means to overcome the difficulties of preparing the next generation of urban high school principals. This article examines the development of such a multiorganizational partnership with a large urban school district, two universities, and a national educational organization. The partnership development is analyzed against a framework of dimensions of effective collaborations. Data include interviews and observations and are analyzed using qualitative methods. Findings indicate that challenges in multi-institution partnerships are inevitable. However, the overarching focus on a common goal, defined responsibilities, authentic communication, alignment of common interests, and dynamic receptiveness to ongoing evaluative feedback enables the sustenance of an effective program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania