ERIC Number: ED293939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
American Business and the Public School: Case Studies of Corporate Involvement in Public Education.
Levine, Marsha, Ed.; Trachtman, Roberta, Ed.
This document provides case studies, written by the people involved, of the following private sector/public school collaborations: (1) Honeywell; (2) Metropolitan Life Insurance and the American Educator; (3) Burger King Corporation; (4) Murray Bergtraum High School for Business Careers; (5) The Public Education Fund; (6) The Boston Compact; and (7) The Business Community and Education Reform in California and Minnesota. The following topics are addressed for each case: (1) civic context; (2) motivation for involvement; (3) process; (4) outcomes; and (5) lessons learned. Mini-cases of other business/education partnerships are also provided. The following themes are revealed: (1) the history and tradition of public/private partnership varies from city to city; (2) the economic context is an important factor in involvement; (3) although most collaborations have as a goal educational improvement, they do not all have the same objective; (4) many of the cases focus on efforts involving either students or teachers; (5) top management must be involved if the collaboration is to be effective; (6) the collaborations change over time; (7) companies prefer to do some things unilaterally and others in coalition; (8) both corporations and schools take collaboration very seriously; and (9) business realizes the need for broadly, liberally educated employees, and participatory management and leadership. Appendices present information on the impact of school/business partnerships in small urban and rural districts, and the Committee for Economic Development survey results. Also included are an annotated bibliography, information about the contributors, and an index. (BJV)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Economics, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Industry, Institutional Cooperation, Private Financial Support, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Urban Education
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdan Avenue, New York, NY 10027 ($24.95--cloth edition).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY.