A Model Describing Enduring Business and Education Partnerships Using Critical Event Narrative Analysis
Rosen, Richard David
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Educators and private businesses share an interest in preparing students to be successful, productive community members. Public/private partnerships offer opportunities to accomplish this goal. However, these partnerships often fail to meet their objectives. The research used narrative inquiry and critical event analysis to study two partnerships that demonstrated an enduring quality. Combining the results of document analysis and the lived experiences of key participants interviewed for the study provided thick descriptions of these partnerships. Common critical events and structures that support endurance were identified. A model is presented using these events and structures that offers a new perspective on characterizing the endurance capacity of partnerships between business and education.