ERIC Number: ED241129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships in Education. A Statement Prepared For: Education, Employment and Training Committee, Chamber of Commerce of the United States.
Gray, Sandra T.
Introductory material provided in this document states the mission of the National School Volunteer Program (NSVP), lists background trends related to community/school partnerships in education, and offers reasons for increasing the role of volunteers in schools. Subsequent material provides examples of programs based on cooperation and interaction between business and schools. Programs specifically described include (1) corporate involvement in Houston public schools; (2) a summer intern program for teachers in San Francisco; (3) a business/school partnership for training teachers in Fairfax County, Virginia, to use new technologies; (4) the economic education program of the Pinellas County, Florida, Chamber of Commerce; and (5) vocational training in Maryland public schools. Concluding discussion focuses on the management of a school volunteer program in rural Maine; benefits for businesses, schools, and students; essential conditions for program success; and leadership skills required of corporate volunteer managers. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Volunteer Program, Inc., Alexandria, VA.