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Pursuing and Securing Collaboration to Improve Results

by Hal A. Lawson - 2003

In this chapter, I first identify collaboration’s “sister strategies” (e.g., cooperation, coordination). These other “c-words” comprise a developmental progression for collaboration and help define it. Then I present examples of the needs, problems, and conditions that invite and require collaboration. Next I identify different kinds of collaboration, revealing choices and suggesting combinations. Then I present examples of collaboration’s essential features and requirements. I conclude with questions about the institutional aims of collaboration and school-linked services. Is the aim to fortify and maintain existing institutions? Or is the aim to transform them and create new ones? I sketch responses to both questions, and I include higher education’s roles.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol. 102, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 11, 2003, p. 45-73
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18620, Date Accessed: 10/26/2021 4:28:23 AM

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  • Hal A. Lawson
    The State University of New York at Albany
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    HAL A. LAWSON is Professor of Educational Administration and Policy Studies and Professor of Social Welfare and Special Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The State University of New York at Albany.
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