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Author Bodilly, Susan J.

Title Continuing challenges and potential for collaborative approaches to education reform / Susan J. Bodilly, Rita Karam, Nate Orr.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 101 pages).
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-101).
Summary The Ford Foundation began the Collaborating for Education Reform Initiative (CERI) in 1997-1998 by issuing grants and providing grantees with funds, guidance, and technical assistance to develop collaboratives and carry out activities to improve teaching and learning. CERI's collaborative activities were directed at three possible community groups: the district, a feeder pattern or cluster of schools in a district, and the larger community, such as parents and voters. After restructuring, the foundation ceased giving technical assistance and laid down a new set of goals for grantees: Develop interorganizational linkages to become a well-functioning collaborative and achieve financial independence; develop and implement plans for improving the quality of teaching and learning; develop and implement plans for systemic changes in policy to support improved teaching and learning; and develop a unique voice for underserved communities to air concerns about educational services. RAND Corporation researchers assessed (1) whether grantees showed progress toward the desired outcomes, (2) what lessons came out of the grantees' experiences, and (3) whether the foundation created financially sustainable collaboratives to promote education improvement. The researchers found that the restructured effort yielded functioning collaboratives with varying abilities to meet their goals and that those abilities were influenced by such factors as strong leadership and a positive funding environment. They also found that collaboratives can grow out of deliberate foundation efforts, though the process is not straightforward and their financial sustainability in a bad economy is uncertain.
Contents Ch. 1: Introduction -- ch. 2: Approach, concepts, and development of indicators -- ch. 3: Progress toward collaborative functioning and sustainment -- ch. 4: Progress toward goals -- ch. 5: Conclusions and observations.
Note Print version record.
Subject School improvement programs.
Educational change.
Community organization.
Social movements.
Community and school.
EDUCATION -- Decision-Making & Problem Solving.
EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- Arts & Humanities.
Community and school. (OCoLC)fst00870669
Community organization. (OCoLC)fst01432034
Educational change. (OCoLC)fst00903371
School improvement programs. (OCoLC)fst01107461
Social movements. (OCoLC)fst01122657
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books (www)
Electronic books.
Added Author Karam, Rita.
Orr, Nate.
Other Form: Print version: Bodilly, Susan J. Continuing challenges and potential for collaborative approaches to education reform. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2011 9780833051523 (DLC) 2011001737 (OCoLC)700709106
ISBN 9780833051523 (electronic bk.)
0833051520 (electronic bk.)
9780833051646 (electronic bk.)
0833051644 (electronic bk.)
9780833051530 (electronic bk.)
0833051539 (electronic bk.)

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