ERIC Number: ED179786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum Research Paper Presented to Dr. William Cartwright, Department of Education, Duke University.
Canipe, Stephen L.
Although the historical involvement of business in cooperative education has led to more insistance by some on a greater degree of involvement, others question not only the extent of business involvement but also the involvement per se. The fact that business participates in education and that schools seek and accept this participation provides strong reason for believing that each group benefits from the relationship. One of the best ways for business to get involved in education is to help in the formation of a local industry education council to assist youth in the transition from school to work. Business also participates through work study programs, tutoring programs, activities for the handicapped, and college faculty consulting. In addition to making available free classroom materials, business offers workshops and seminars for teachers and gives direct financial grants to educational institutions. Commercial efforts of business include industry-owned publishing companies and industry-run schools. In the popular press and educational journal articles dealing with the appropriateness of business involvement, claims of biased materials are countered with praises for business cooperation and high quality materials. Since the two are interdependent, business should continue to aid education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Business, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Grants, Instructional Materials, Postsecondary Education, Publishing Industry, School Business Relationship, Schools, Secondary Education, Teacher Workshops, Textbooks, Tutorial Programs, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Industry Education Councils