Harvard Educational Review
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    The More We Get Together

    Improving Collaboration Between Educators and Their Lawyers

    Jay P. Heubert
    Effective collaboration between educators and their lawyers increasingly influences such central educational matters as school governance, school reform, equality of educational opportunity, school leadership, and allocation of scarce resources. In this article, Jay Heubert demonstrates the growing need for such collaboration. Examining scholarship on professorial education, interprofessional collaboration, preventive law, alternative dispute resolution, and client education, he identifies many factors that can promote or impede close, ongoing educator-lawyer interaction. Heubert argues that lawyers, educators, and the schools that train them can do a great deal to improve collaboration, and offers many specific recommendations. He concludes by calling for more balance in school law research in order to focus less on how courts treat education cases and more on how good lawyer-educator collaboration can improve eduction and reduce the need for litigation in the first place.

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    Fall 1997 Issue

    Abstracts

    Dual-Language Immersion Programs
    A Cautionary Note Concerning the Education of Language-Minority Students
    Guadalupe Valdes
    Language in Thinking and Learning
    Pedagogy and the New Whorfian Framework
    Penny Lee
    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Which Is the Fairest Test of All?
    An Examination of the Equitability of Portfolio Assessment Relative to Standardized Tests
    Jonathan A. Supovitz, Robert T. Brennan
    Elite College Discrimination and the Limits of Conflict Theory
    Richard Farnum
    The More We Get Together
    Improving Collaboration Between Educators and Their Lawyers
    Jay P. Heubert
    Further Comment
    Haithe Anderson, Patti Lather

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