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Cross-Sector Collaboration to Support College and Career Readiness in an Urban School District


by Joel Malin, Donald G. Hackmann & Ian Scott - 2020

Background: School reforms requiring collaborations spanning multiple sectors are increasing in prevalence, but extant research has primarily focused only upon cross-sector partnerships involving education and social services. College and career readiness (CCR) reforms, such as the one highlighted in this study, are also often intrinsically cross-sectoral in nature. It is necessary to understand how such complex collaborations are developed and maintained. Purpose: This study examined how cross-sector collaboration has shaped the development and implementation of district-wide high school career academies in a large urban school district.

Research Design: We applied case-study methodology to examine a mature cross-sector collaboration that guides and supports the district’s career academy reforms. A meta-framework concerning cross-sector collaboration—developed by Bryson, Crosby, and Stone (2015)—supported our design, data collection, and analysis.

Conclusions: Findings disclose a complex system of structures and processes to support reform implementation and illuminate the role and nature of cross-sector collaborations. This study provides an initial step toward understanding the elements, processes, and leadership required to develop and sustain cross-sector CCR reforms. The findings hold relevance for practitioners (e.g., how to develop and strengthen such complex reforms), community partners, and researchers (e.g., theory-building regarding reform-supporting elements and their interactions).



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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 122 Number 1, 2020, p. -
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 23185, Date Accessed: 5/25/2020 8:46:36 PM

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  • Joel Malin
    Miami University
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    JOEL R. MALIN is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University-Oxford, Ohio. His research interests include leadership and policy in complex configurations, and research/evidence use and knowledge mobilization. With Don Hackmann, he is coauthor of “College and career readiness and the Every Student Succeeds Act” (2017) and “Integrative leadership and cross-sector reforms: High school career academy implementation in an urban district” (2019), both in Educational Administration Quarterly.
  • Donald Hackmann
    University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
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    DONALD G. HACKMANN is the Frances S. and Arthur L. Wallace Professor and Director of the School of Education at Iowa State University. His research focuses on school leaders’ practices in support of college and career readiness, including career pathways, career academies, cross-sector collaboration, equity and data use, distributed leadership, and school improvement. A second research interest involves leadership preparation program quality and staffing, including characteristics of faculty, and mentoring of graduate students and novice faculty. With Joel Malin, he is coauthor of “College and career readiness and the Every Student Succeeds Act” (2017) and “Integrative leadership and cross-sector reforms: High school career academy implementation in an urban district” (2019), both in Educational Administration Quarterly.
  • Ian Scott
    University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
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    IAN SCOTT is a graduate student in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to studying at Illinois, Ian was a high school special education teacher. He has research interests in policy and program evaluation methods, special-education policy, and education in carceral settings.
 
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