ERIC Number: ED244370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
How to Form Business-School Partnerships. ECS Working Papers.
This paper offers leaders in business and education techniques and strategies for encouraging, initiating, and managing business-school partnerships for educational improvement. Such partnerships can help schools impart to their graduates the "skills, judgment, and initiative" needed to keep America's economy strong. Following the foreword and introduction, the first section discusses key elements of a successful partnership: mutual trust and equal sharing of risks and benefits; involvement of top management; access to resources; and a management plan. Several short examples are given of successful business-school partnerships. The next section discusses attitudes and other conditions affecting collaborative efforts. The third section presents steps businesses can take to facilitate partnership-forming. Finally, suggested methods are offered for education leaders to set goals, establish business contacts, and initiate and sustain collaboration. (MCG)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Responsibility, Needs Assessment, Private Financial Support, School Business Relationship
ECS Distribution Center, Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Task Force on Education for Economic Growth.
Note: A background paper.