Support Systems for Successful Collaboration: The Public School Perspective

April 1988
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr1988, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p249
Academic Journal
This article describes the support structures necessary for successful collaborative programs involving universities and public school systems. Support structures are separated into 4 categories: theoretical, procedural or bureaucratic, tangible, and maintenance. Universities tend to place more value on theoretical and experimental approaches while schools tend towards the traditional and more conservative. Procedural structures must be maintained from the top down in the school administration to be effective. Tangible structures include equipment, time, and facilities. Quality controls and maintenance of the collaborative effort are procedural support structures.


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