Overview of Partnership Work on Creating Agreement Collection
The IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning. This dedication has been operationalized in the collaborative work on Creating Agreement of 12 partner organization representatives, two technical assistance providers, and a number of state and local organizations and agencies. Click here to see the Creating Agreement Collection participants.
Members of this Creating Agreement collaborative work group represent a range of roles at all levels of the education system as well as coming from geographic locations from across the United States. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), these partners form a community with the potential to transform the way we work.
Creating Agreement is a proactive, relationship building and problem solving process with broad application to cross stakeholder groups. This process was pioneered by the Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) to increase the nation’s capacity to effectively resolve special education disputes and reduce the use of expensive adversarial processes.
- Our Charge is to think about Creating Agreement from stakeholder perspectives at all knowledge levels, to look at things differently, and to speak to practical application by taking the ideas of researchers and making them tangible to those in the field.
- Our Goal is to provide you with access to a comprehensive collection of materials and resources to assist you in furthering understanding of creating agreement processes. We hope this collection complements your current work, and we encourage you to share it with your colleagues and peers.