ERIC Number: ED269645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-11
Reference Count: 0
New Developments in Educational Excellence.
Senese, Donald J.
Since issuance of the report, "A Nation at Risk," the quality and quantity of school/community-business partnerships have grown tremendously. These partnerships already are involved with bringing about and sustaining excellence in education and can become more so. Such relationships can enhance student learning and development and can also reap positive results for the business community. Programs vary and may include such activities as business-sponsored advertisements emphasizing positive aspects of education within the community, having professional people assist high school students with individual projects, having employees serve in a teaching or instructional capacity in the schools, and business recognition of outstanding teachers. Business sees the benefits of a prepared work force. Educators must be willing to overcome their apprehension of the outside community coming into the schools. Carefully planned and executed school/business partnerships can be very beneficial. These activities can bring additional resources to schools, provide a working relationship among diverse elements in the community, enhance the education profession, and better develop productivity and academic excellence within the schools. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A commentary presented at the "School/Business Partnerships for Progress, Profit, and Productivity" Conference (Washington, DC, January 11, 1986).