ERIC Number: ED261117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Investing in Our Children. Business and the Public Schools.
Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY. Research and Policy Committee.
This document presents a strategy for education reform. It focuses on four major issues: (1) the students' future employability; (2) strategies for increasing the nation's investment in education that would increase payoffs for students and society; (3) a program for upgrading the professionalism of teachers and improving the quality of education management; and (4) an examination of how business and schools can collaborate. The document is organized into chapters covering these four ideas and outlines the current problems and offers suggestions on how to improve the situation. In the chapter on employability, topics discussed are needed skills, curriculum adjustments, standards, parental responsibility, the school/business relationship, lessons from business management, and vocational education. The chapter on the nation's investment in education considers evaluation of that investment, choosing the best programs to invest in, lengthening the school day and year, and available financing options. The chapter on teachers describes the problem of decline in teacher quality and presents suggestions to improve motivation via compensation, work conditions, leadership, and changes in teacher education. The last chapter considers the shared goals and needs of schools and business, and describes examples of school/business collaboration that have worked. (CG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Management Development, Parent Role, Performance Factors, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, Student Needs, Teacher Improvement, Vocational Education
Committee for Economic Development, 477 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 ($9.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY. Research and Policy Committee.