ERIC Number: ED309226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Business Response to Education in America. A Study Conducted among the Largest U.S. Companies.
Lieberman Research, Inc.
The study examines how senior executives in America's largest corporations feel about the public education system and what they are doing or considering doing to help overcome the system's problems. Questionnaires were mailed to the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Fortune 500 industrial companies and the Fortune 500 service companies. The survey data are analyzed in the following ways: (1) for the total sample of 404 respondents; (2) by type of company; (3) by the size of market in which the company is situated; and (4) by comparison of the perceptions and behaviors of companies that are already experiencing hiring and "bottom line" problems with those of companies less affected. Summary findings include the following: (1) a large majority of CEOs in both industrial and service companies are highly critical of the American public education system; (2) 87 percent of CEOs are concerned or very concerned about the deterioration of the American public education system; (3) the 96 percent of America's largest companies report efforts to help the education system; (4) 84 percent of companies are involved in employee training and development programs; and (5) the strongest criticisms are registered by companies in larger rather than smaller markets. The appendices comprise the following: (1) background characteristics of corporate executives; (2) index for measuring the impact of the American public education system on a company; and (3) copies of the survey questionnaire and other mailing materials. (FMW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Business, Comparative Education, Corporate Education, Corporate Support, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Industrial Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Public Education, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Time, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Lieberman Research, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United States; USSR