ERIC Number: ED251168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Salt Lake City School District, UT.; School Volunteers, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.
Included in this document are various materials related to the Adopt-A-School Program of the Salt Lake City, Utah, public school district. Contents consist of correspondence, a journal article, program materials, assessment materials, a handbook for company coordinators, newspaper articles, various questionnaires, and a list of companies that have participated in the program. Concluding that business would do well to improve internally before moving aggressively into education, Howard Ozmon's journal article, "Adopt-A-School: Definitely Not Business as Usual," points out "mythic" aspects of rationales for direct involvement of business in education and provides evidence that companies actually do seek to influence and direct school activities. Program materials included provide guidelines for participant selection, early planning, and later planning and preparation; pitfalls and projects are described. Questionnaires concern community resource assessment, school needs assessment, program implementation, and needs assessment for the school/business partnership program. The volunteer coordinator handbook provides background materials on the program; specifies aspects of the role of the company coordinator; lists steps in adopting a school; and includes checklists and related materials for informing and recruiting volunteers, orientation, and ongoing communication. (RH)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Check Lists, Cooperative Programs, Coordinators, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Needs Assessment, Public Schools, Publicity, Questionnaires, Resource Materials, School Business Relationship, Volunteers
School Volunteers, Inc., Salt Lake City School District, 440 East First South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Salt Lake City School District, UT.; School Volunteers, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers: Adopt A School; Critical Analysis; Utah (Salt Lake City)