ERIC Number: ED048522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Industry and Education: A New Partnership. A Conference.
Barnes, Donald E., Ed.
Superintendants and school board members from many large cities in the country came to the Industry-Education Conference to talk across the table with executives from many of the nation's largest corporations. They spoke candidly about the troubles of urban school systems and about whether and how, and sometimes when and where, they might help each other. Leaders from labor, foundations, and professional organizations in education were invited also in order to gain their experience and points of view. The sense of what they said to each other is shown in quotation in the body of this report. The purpose of the meeting was exploratory rather than explanatory. The participants explored each other's aims and tried to find mutually acceptable objectives for education. Agreement did not come often, and many questions went unanswered. The participants worked hard at identifying problems in education which seemed worthy of cooperative approaches. At the conclusion of the meeting, participants were asked to complete a two page evaluation form. The forms were color-coded so that the participants could remain anonymous but the returns could be classified according to industry, education and community. The results are summarized and tabulated in this report. (ON)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Action, Community Cooperation, Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Programs, Industry
U.S. Office of Education, Coordinator for Citizens Participation, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Telephone and Telegraph Co., New York, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.