ERIC Number: ED246549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Tapping Community Resources to Enrich Your Schooling: Partners-in-Education.
Walker, Charles R.
The Lancaster (PA) school district is working with the Chamber of Commerce and industry to bring resource persons into classrooms and to provide staff for adult career retraining. Program objectives include identifying areas for school/community interaction and mutual gain. Partnership benefits are shared among business, community and schools: to business the benefits range from a better understanding of education to opportunities for program development for employees; (2) to community they range from a healthy educational environment to an attraction for new people, business, and industry; and (3) to schools they range from sponsors for events such as afterschool projects to assistance for students in developing job related skills. In return for community expertise, the district offers executive writing sessions and apprenticeship work, among other programs. A list of partnerships formalized since 1983 concludes the paper. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (Houston, TX, March 31-April 3, 1984).