ERIC Number: ED337887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School Industry "Partnership Academies": Programs That Work. Supporting Leaders for Tomorrow, Occasional Paper #11.
Patrick, Cynthia L.
California's Partnership Academies tangibly reflect not just rhetorical involvement but meaningful direct private-sector participation in the education process. The Partnership Academies and their link to vocational education are compared with other programs like Adopt-a-School and the Boston Compact. The roots of the academy are traced to similar programs like Philadelphia's Peninsula Academy which began in 1968. The premise of partnership academies is simple: if schools and local businesses join together, they can help turn around the future for at-risk children. Advantages of the program for both students and business are outlined, as are ways that businesses and schools can work together. Three components of the academy curriculum--academia, technical training, and jobs--are explained. A section on the problems of this unusual kind of partnership describes some of the implementation woes, essentially relating to school and business cultures. Partnerships that did and did not work are described in the next section. The conclusion examines student dropouts and their costs. Appended is information on the Institute for Educational Leadership. (RR)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Educational Change, High Schools, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, School District Autonomy, School Effectiveness, School Organization, School Restructuring
Publications Department, Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc., 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: California; Partnerships in Education
Note: For other titles in this series, see EA 023 403-405 and EA 023 408-415.