ERIC Number: ED234103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
School Learning and Corporation-School Alliances. ERIC/CUE Fact Sheet Number 16.
Business has begun to play a more active role in education, spurred on by the need of education to obtain alternate sources of funding and by the desire of business to reduce youth unemployment and educational deficiencies. Research has shown that a communication gap exists among business executives, educators, and students. Some corporation-school cooperative programs which have been developed in response to the gap are: (1) Education-Work Councils or Industry-Education-Labor Councils; (2) business executives serving on school boards; (3) businesses providing curriculum materials; (4) the Adopt-a-School program; (5) foundations created by corporations; (6) teacher-industry exchange programs; and (7) work-study programs. It has been argued that the increased role of business in the schools will have no ill effects, but some concerns which have been voiced are the possible acceptance of a corporate ideology, a shifting of the blame for declining worker productivity to the schools, a lack of guidelines and accountability for programs, and a change in educational priorities. Further development is needed in the areas of business-school communication, parent and community involvement, improved competency tests, and clarification of the goals of education. (DC)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, School Business Relationship
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Fact Sheets; PF Project