ERIC Number: ED243567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Creating School-Business Partnerships.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Bureau of Student, Community and Adult Services.
The six chapters in this publication describe the scope of school/business partnership activity in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Following the first chapter's introductory remarks, chapter 2 outlines methodology for the research project. Surveys were sent to superintendents of schools and to various businesses thought likely to be involved in partnerships. If some form of coordinated plan at the system level was indicated in responses from nonvocational schools, follow-up calls were made. Ultimately, six sites were identified for modified case study investigation. Data were also gathered at a seventh site to illustrate a community/business educational partnership. The research effort concluded with three workshops, at which preliminary findings were shared and local concerns about and experiences with partnerships were expressed. Chapter 3 of the report provides an in-depth look at the six partnerships, each of which illustrates a different type of partnership organization. Chapter 4 provides profiles of schools with coordinated efforts, a listing of school systems with business contracts, and a listing of vocational schools responding to the survey. Chapter 5 lists businesses involved in community educational activities and describes the Channel One program in Gloucester, Massachusetts, an educational partnership that organizes community resources to create projects for young people (such as building bus shelters and restoring historical burial grounds). Chapter 6 provides guidelines to aid in the development of successful partnerships and offers a list of print and organizational resources. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Bureau of Student, Community and Adult Services.