ERIC Number: ED263656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Education: Project Summary.
Cattell, Hudson; McKee, Linda Jones
Partners in Education is a partnership program involving the School District of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the local community, businesses, and industry. The schools receive assistance in the form of time, services, and expertise; the cooperating businesses and industry receive educational services to meet their needs. The program's overall goal is to develop a closer working relationship among the participating agencies, with the focus on the relationship itself rather than on the dollar value of the goods and services involved. The planning process for the program included identifying areas suited to cooperative effort, establishing partnership procedures, and implementing and evaluating the program. Following successful pilot testing, the program was publicly announced in September 1983 and met with an immediately enthusiastic response. Thirty-six partnerships were established in the first year and 24 more were added by April 1 of the second year. More than half of the district's students had received direct benefits by June 1, 1984. Program evaluations by the partners were uniformly favorable and all of the partnerships were renewed or expanded for 1984-85. (PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Lancaster City School District, PA.