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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/22855
Title:
The rhetoric and reality of partnership working
Authors:
Dhillon, Jaswinder
Abstract:
This article presents an analysis of the policy rhetoric of partnership and the reality of the process of partnership working using data from a qualitative case study of a sub-regional partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to widen participation in post-16 learning in the Black Country, a part of the Midlands in England. Data collected through observation of partnership meetings, in-depth interviews with members of the Partnership Board and documentary analysis provide a rich insight into the work of the partnership and the processes that have shaped its lifecycle. The findings reveal that at one level of analysis, partnership can be interpreted as a pragmatic response to New Labour's policy initiatives in the post-16 sector of education and training but this reading of the data does not explain the ability of the case study partnership to sustain itself over a period of over five years. A deeper analysis of the stages in the lifecycle of the partnership indicates that shared goals underpinned by mutual values and trust amongst key people in the partnership constitute the 'social glue' that hold organizations and individuals together to provide the basis of effective and sustained partnership working.
Citation:
Journal of Further and Higher Education, 29(3): 211 - 219
Publisher:
Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Journal:
Journal of Further and Higher Education
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/22855
DOI:
10.1080/03098770500166769
Additional Links:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=15125; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713430659
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0309877X; 14699486
Appears in Collections:
Professional and Adult Learning

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDhillon, Jaswinder-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-10T09:01:40Z-
dc.date.available2008-04-10T09:01:40Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Further and Higher Education, 29(3): 211 - 219en
dc.identifier.issn0309877X-
dc.identifier.issn14699486-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03098770500166769-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/22855-
dc.description.abstractThis article presents an analysis of the policy rhetoric of partnership and the reality of the process of partnership working using data from a qualitative case study of a sub-regional partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to widen participation in post-16 learning in the Black Country, a part of the Midlands in England. Data collected through observation of partnership meetings, in-depth interviews with members of the Partnership Board and documentary analysis provide a rich insight into the work of the partnership and the processes that have shaped its lifecycle. The findings reveal that at one level of analysis, partnership can be interpreted as a pragmatic response to New Labour's policy initiatives in the post-16 sector of education and training but this reading of the data does not explain the ability of the case study partnership to sustain itself over a period of over five years. A deeper analysis of the stages in the lifecycle of the partnership indicates that shared goals underpinned by mutual values and trust amongst key people in the partnership constitute the 'social glue' that hold organizations and individuals together to provide the basis of effective and sustained partnership working.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=15125en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713430659en
dc.subjectPartnership workingen
dc.subjectWidening participationen
dc.subjectPost-16 educationen
dc.subjectMidlands regionen
dc.subjectPolicy initiativesen
dc.subjectShared goalsen
dc.titleThe rhetoric and reality of partnership workingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Further and Higher Educationen
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