ERIC Number: ED239362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
Barriers to Private Sector Public School Collaboration. A Set of Exploratory Papers Commissioned by the National Institute of Education and the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Six exploratory papers by different authors from both the corporate sector and the public school systems present several relevant perspectives on business/education collaboration. The first, by Dr. Marsha Levine (who also provides the introduction to the collection), suggests three analytic frameworks for planning and implementing public/private ventures: (1) interinstitutional collaboration, (2) public-private partnership, and (3) a systems approach, relating schools to external organizations. The second, by Maurice Leiter of the United Federation of Teachers, takes a pragmatic view of public and private entities' shared reliance on a prosperous economy. The third, by Larry Cuban, a former school superintendent, identifies conflicting interests in corporate involvement with public schools, balanced by a shared concern for developing students' problem-solving skills. Richard Caldwell, in the fourth paper, identifies legal barriers to corporate involvement in public schools, the most significant being the question of equitable distribution of corporate resources in educational aid. The corporate view is presented in the fifth and sixth papers by representatives, respectively, of Control Data Corporation (Marcia Appel and Susan Schilling) and AEtna Institute for Corporate Education (Badi Foster and David Rippey). The former sees computer-based education as requiring fundamental changes in the relationship among education, business, and government, while the latter describes AEtna's external programs and establishes criteria for collaboration: accommodation, reciprocity, standards, and communication. (TE)
Descriptors: Business, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Insurance Companies, Legal Responsibility, Managerial Occupations, Politics of Education, Private Financial Support, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Involvement, School Support
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.