Opportunities exist for faculty and students within educational leadership preparation programs to participate in international initiatives within developing countries. One way to do this is through collaboration with organizations that already have an established presence in the country. Working within these organizations provides opportunities for learning and research for the educational leadership program. If done well, such work also helps host organizations meet their mission and goals. An understanding of effective behaviors in international partnerships may benefit educational leadership programs that develop these types of service opportunities. The behaviors mirror the scholar-practitioner philosophy, of which some prominent educational leadership programs adhere, through addressing pragmatic needs within a local context.
This article was originally published in School Leadership Review.
School Leadership Reivew, Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration
Date of publication
Hickey, Wesley; Achtem, Janice A.; and Nuner, Joyce, "International Partnerships: A Model for Educational Organizations" (2012). Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 7.
Hickey, W. D., Achtem, J. M., & Nuner, J. (2012). International partnerships: A model for educational organizations. School Leadership Review, 7(1), 47-57.