ERIC Number: ED257216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Sure Bet: Business & Education Together. A Handbook for Chamber of Commerce Education Committees.
Abbott, Carol Iddins; Harper, H. James, Ed.
Project BET (Business and Education Together) was initiated by the California Chamber of Commerce in January 1984 to assist local chambers of commerce in developing long-term school-business partnerships. This handbook, based on work with six pilot chambers of commerce, offers a step-by-step process guide to school-business partnerships, along with worksheets and support materials. Chapter 1 provides an overview of why businesses are concerned with education and how the chamber of commerce can help in promoting and coordinating partnerships. Chapter 2, "Getting Started," explains how to form a committee, gain commitments, plan, and implement a partnership program. Chapter 3 describes types of partnership programs and subject-by-subject ideas on how to involve the expertise of business. Chapter 4, "Maintaining the Effort," provides guidelines for appointing program coordinators and for planning evaluation and public relations strategies for the partnership effort. Fifteen appendixes provide guides, handouts, and support materials for education committees. (TE)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cooperative Programs, Partnerships in Education, Program Administration, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Involvement, School Support, Secondary Education, Shared Services, Vocational Education
Publication--Education Department, California Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1736, Sacramento, CA 95808 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: California Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento. Education Dept.