ERIC Number: ED262461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Private Sector in the Public School: Can It Improve Education? AEI Symposia 84B.
Levine, Marsha, Ed.
The American Enterprise Institute and the National Institute of Education commissioned six authors to prepare papers examining the barriers and incentives to private-sector involvement in public schools. These authors include representatives from two corporations, a former school superintendent and academic, a state policy analyst and attorney, and an official from a teachers' union, as well as a public policy analyst. This document reports on the conference at which these authors presented their papers, beginning with introductory remarks concerning the conceptual framework in which the business-school collaboration can be viewed and brief interpretations of the conceptual attitudes of each of the authors. The document then presents transcripts of the introductions made at the conference itself, of the authors' remarks concerning their papers, and of the discussions following the presentation of the papers. The document concludes with abstracts of the six papers presented. The central topics of the six papers and their authors are as follows: (1) conceptual frameworks for thinking about private sector-public school collaboration (Marsha Levine); (2) incentives for the barriers to collaboration from a labor education perspective (Maurice Leiter); (3) a school superintendent's view of business-school relationships (Larry Cuban); (4) legal aspects of business-school relations (focusing on equity); (5) one corporation's commitment to quality education (Susan (Schilling); and (6) corporate responsibility in the context of rapid change (Badi G. Foster). (PGD)
Descriptors: Community Role, Conferences, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Research Needs, School Business Relationship, School Support
Publication Sales, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford, CT.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Note: Proceedings of the conference Barriers to Private Sector-Public School Collaboration (Washington, DC, June 2, 1983), cosponsored by two study centers at the American Enterprise Institute, Education Policy Studies and the Neighborhood Revitalization Project, in collaboration with the National Institute of Education.