ERIC Number: ED238148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
School-Business Partnerships: Why Not? Laying the Foundation for Successful Programs.
Ruffin, Santee C., Jr.
School-business partnerships can be a valuable supplement to the public education system, especially in an era of limited resources. The business and industrial community can provide support for schools in a number of ways, including awards to students and teachers, scholarships, equipment loans, on-the-job training, curriculum revision, part-time employment, and direct participation in instruction. To establish such a partnership, principals and business people should take the following steps: (1) clarify their own and each other's expectations; (2) identify firms with desired expertise; (3) hold a well-planned meeting or luncheon for firm representatives, faculty, parents, and students; (4) establish a time-line with desired outcomes and specific activities; (5) appoint a project coordinator; and (6) agree on a method of evaluation. Examples are provided of six successful partnership programs, along with suggestions for additional resources (such as senior citizens and small business people). The program should optimally provide learning opportunities for all students, both college-bound and non-college-bound. (TE)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, On the Job Training, Prevocational Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Support, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests, Work Experience Programs
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00 for single copies; 2-10 copies, $1.00 each plus $2.00 shipping and handling per order; quantity discounts available on orders of more than 10 copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.