ERIC Number: ED186719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School/Business Partnerships: A Practitioner's Guide.
Sockol, Richard A.; McClain, Thomas W.
This guide is intended to give the reader an understanding of the processes used and programs developed in the Boston School/Business Partnership Program. Chapter 1 discusses the rationale for partnership, including such topics as Boston's initiative to use business resources to upgrade educational curriculum, underlying principles, and one-to-one partnerships. In chapter 2 the major stages in establishing Boston's partnership program are identified and used as guidelines for the development of a five-stage, twenty-six step process for development of other partnership programs. The process involves initial design and coordination (10 steps), definition of institutional needs (4), matching of needs with available resources (3), development and implementation of programs (6), and establishment of a support/communication network (3). Chapter 3 explores factors affecting school and business liaisons, including the characteristics, responsibilities, and authority of school and business coordinators within partnership institutions. Topics addressed in chapter 4 include formalized internal and external communication systems, informal systems for support of liaisons, and key issues. The guide concludes (chapter 5) with descriptions of exemplary programs in Boston. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Career Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Coordinators, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Institutional Role, Organizational Communication, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Inst. for Governmental Services.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)