Balancing the tensions of change: eight keys to collaborative educational renewal

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Corwin Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 128 pages
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Written to help administrators and teachers deal effectively with the tensions that arise in collaborative work, this book

identifies eight positive tensions that emerge when unlikely partners join together to work toward common goals. The authors describe the type of `role flexibility' that is needed in collaborative change initiatives, and suggest ways for developing this flexibility among all participants.

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Contents

Building Relationships of Mutuality
1
Key 1 Qualified Membership
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Key 2 Interdependence
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Russell T. Osguthorpe, a professor of instructional psychology and technology, currently serves as director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Brigham Young University. He has also served as chair of his department and associate dean of the David O. McKay School of Education. In 1998, he was awarded the Martha Jane Knowlton Corey University Professorship. Prior to joining Brigham Young University, he served on the faculty of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York. He speaks several languages; has collaborated on educational projects in China, Europe, and Polynesia; and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto and the University of Paris. He has authored five books and more than 50 journal articles on instructional design, teacher education, and special education.

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