Improving Education Together: A Guide to Labor-Management-Community Collaboration

Improving Education Together: A Guide to Labor-Management-Community Collaboration


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Improving Education Together offers a step-by-step guide to Labor-Management-Community (LMC) collaboration, an intervention that has successfully improved student outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country. The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration between labor, management, and community stakeholders can be built using readily available tools for needs assessment, root-cause analysis, team norms, brainstorming, consensus-building, and long-term planning.
Improving Education Together offers detailed examples of how districts across the country—including Massachusetts, Maryland, and Illinois—have successfully implemented the LMC approach, along with resources and strategies employed and lessons learned from obstacles and setbacks encountered along the way.
Timely, useful, and accessible, this guide will appeal to a broad audience of school leaders, board members, and community leaders eager to learn more about how to collectively lead and manage school district change that is sustainable and results in improved teaching and learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682530627
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Geoff Marietta is the executive director of Pine Mountain Settlement School and a research fellow at Berea College. Chad d’Entremont is the executive director of the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. Emily Murphy Kaur is the director of the Massachusetts Education Partnership at the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Understanding Collaboration 13

Chapter 2 Are You Ready?: Conducting A Needs Assessment 31

Chapter 3 Building Capacity to Team Effectively 57

Chapter 4 Interest-Based Process: Building Trust and Managing Conflict 83

Chapter 5 Putting It All Together: Collaborating on Meaningful Reforms 105

Chapter 6 When Things Go Wrong: Getting Bach On Track and Sustaining Collaboration 125

Conclusion 147

Notes 151

Acknowledgments 163

About the Authors 165

Index 169

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