ERIC Number: ED344306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Business/Education Collaboration: Perceived Roles for Partners.
Wray, Ralph D.; Haynes, Thomas
Findings of a study that examined the roles of business representatives and business educators in establishing collaborative relationships in the 1990s, as perceived by selected secondary and postsecondary business instructors in Illinois, are presented in this paper. An expert panel of 25 secondary and postsecondary instructors participated in the study. The Nominal Group Technique was used as the method for collecting data. The participants identified and ranked 12 roles for business representatives and 14 roles for educators to assume in establishing a new collaborative relationship. Findings indicate that perceptions of roles were based upon multiple purposes. A relationship existed between the roles identified for business and those identified for education, and in many cases they may be viewed as companion roles. Capacity to accomplish the role rather than importance may have determined the rank-ordering of roles. Role perceptions were related to current concerns and contemporary topics in literature. Four recommendations for replication of the study are offered. Two tables are included. (12 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).