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ERIC Number: ED177666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-17
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Kingsley Lecture.
Plank, Betsy Ann
This paper, given as a speech, proposes a stronger school partnership with the business community. Some of the reasons listed for the commitment of business education are (1) students and teachers are customers and need to know how to use products and services effectively; (2) when education prepares students for good jobs, the students become better customers and informed decision-makers; (3) when education does not prepare students, the burden of remedial education and training falls on business--which is costly; (4) business cares about having its taxes used wisely; and (5) students are the children of employees and the skills they learn today will affect the quality of their future lives. The paper suggests the gap between high school graduates and the jobs they seek is widening. It details the work of a Chicago task force of employers and community members who set up and fostered a successful career education program. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A