Building a Theory of Learning in Collaboratives: Evidence from the Everglades Restoration Program

Gerlak, Andrea K.; Heikkila, Tanya
October 2011
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Oct2011, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p619
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the development of the collective learning framework apply to a study of learning in collaborative ecosystem restoration program in Everglades, Florida. It mentions that the collaborative program aims to restore the ecological integrity of Everglades and was institutionalized under the Water Resources Development Act of 2000. It states that the framework is also used to guide a study of learning processes and products that are linked within the collaborative using case-based and inductive approach at two levels of analysis through survey and interview data. Moreover, applying the framework to study learning offers understanding of the variables relevant to learning in a collaborative setting and identified theoretical propositions.


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