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Title:
Restructuring schools for collaboration : promises and pitfalls
Author:
Pounder, Diana G.
Publication Information:
Albany : State University of New York Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
vii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780791437452

9780791437469
Format :
Book

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Central Library LB2806 .R396 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

A comprehensive discussion, from multiple perspectives, of the complex nature of school collaboration efforts.


Summary

A comprehensive discussion, from multiple perspectives, of the complex nature of school collaboration efforts.


Author Notes

Diana G. Pounder is Professor of Educational Administration, University of Utah.


Diana G. Pounder is Professor of Educational Administration, University of Utah.


Reviews 2

Choice Review

Under the editorship of Diane Pounder, colleagues from the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Utah pooled their expertise (collaborated) about educational collaborations. Highlights include a focus on organizational theory; procedures for collaborations; examples of collaborations between schools and human service organizations; implications for educational leadership; and appropriate insights on the topic. The lack of empirical data concerning effective school collaborations only heightened an awareness of the need for varied perspectives on the topic. The book presents a number of logical organizations of school collaborations along with insights about organizations and the change process. Emphasis is also given the social, psychological, and social-cultural aspects of collaborations. The volume recommends that those embarking on collaborative school efforts focus on the teaching-learning process as a beginning point, but more importantly because this is what collaborations are suppose to affect. However, although the book offers a number of insights about school collaborations, it does little to answer the bigger questions surrounding collaborations. All in all a thoughtful volume worthy of note, but it essentially falls short of identifying new insights and perspectives on the topic. Graduate students; faculty; researchers; practitioners. R. C. Morris; State University of West Georgia


Choice Review

Under the editorship of Diane Pounder, colleagues from the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Utah pooled their expertise (collaborated) about educational collaborations. Highlights include a focus on organizational theory; procedures for collaborations; examples of collaborations between schools and human service organizations; implications for educational leadership; and appropriate insights on the topic. The lack of empirical data concerning effective school collaborations only heightened an awareness of the need for varied perspectives on the topic. The book presents a number of logical organizations of school collaborations along with insights about organizations and the change process. Emphasis is also given the social, psychological, and social-cultural aspects of collaborations. The volume recommends that those embarking on collaborative school efforts focus on the teaching-learning process as a beginning point, but more importantly because this is what collaborations are suppose to affect. However, although the book offers a number of insights about school collaborations, it does little to answer the bigger questions surrounding collaborations. All in all a thoughtful volume worthy of note, but it essentially falls short of identifying new insights and perspectives on the topic. Graduate students; faculty; researchers; practitioners. R. C. Morris; State University of West Georgia


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