ERIC Number: ED202986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Models for Collaboration: Developing Work-Education Ties.
Wilson, James W.
Linkages should be created between and among educational institutions and businesses in America. Both will profit as a result of increased productivity. At least four major categories of need, experienced both in the workplace and in education, can be addressed effectively through joint effort. These are human resource needs; need to upgrade and revitalize personnel; information exchange; and problem solving. An example of one type of arrangement that will illustrate the type of benefits which will accrue to both colleges and businesses is cooperative education. Five interrelated elements are neccesary to achieve an effective work-education relationship; taken together, they constitute a process that can be illustrated by means of a flow chart. These elements are the following: (1) an attitude that the exchange will be mutually beneficial; (2) a problem, need, question, or issue to be addressed; (3) a reaching out by one of the parties--education or business person; (4) a working phase, during which a collaborative relationship develops; and (5) assessment and evaluation of the mutual usefulness of the association. A number of possible needs and possible collaborative activities for meeting them are suggested. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Society for Training and Development, Madison, WI.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Cooperative Education Research Center.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to broken print. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 1980).