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dc.contributor.authorCarson, Elizabeth D. ( )
dc.identifier.citationCarson, E. (2011). Public-private partnerships in early childhood education and preschool preparedness programs. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to gauge the United Way Capital Area's Success-By-Six early childhood education program's partnerships with private and public collaborators (partners) against the practical ideal type partnership design. A practical ideal type partnership has three main categories: 1) partnership purpose, 2) partnership accountability, and 3) partnership communication.

Methodology: A case study of the Capital Area's Success-By-Six partnership was conducted. Information is collected using face-to-face structured interviews and document analysis. Information was evaluated according to a scoring system. Relevant documents were also analyzed to supplement the interview notes.

Findings: The study finds that the Capital Area's Success-By-Six partnership generally met or exceeded standards in all three key areas, but should work toward improving a few key partnership elements. Based on these findings, the following recommendations are made. Partners should: create a partnership contract or written document that states the mission statement and specific goals of the partnership; develop a comprehensive document outlining the partnership's desired outcomes, how the leadership came up with those goals, and how they plan to achieve them; develop a documented evaluation plan; enhance the measurable goals they currently have in place by determining specifically how they are going to evaluate programs and measure success; and finally, develop a joint partnership budget for early childhood needs in Austin.

dc.format.extent106 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2011.
dc.titlePublic-Private Partnerships in Early Childhood Education and Preschool Preparedness Programsen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLongoria, Thomas
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBalanoff-Jones, Emily
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLund, Jeff
txstate.departmentPolitical Science



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