ERIC Number: ED310180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Business Means Business about Education. A Synopsis of The Business Round Table Companies' Education Partnerships.
Business Roundtable, New York, NY.
This report summarizes the educational activities of American corporations committed to addressing specific education needs and issues through a wide range of programs. The report presents synopses of partnerships for educational improvement between 186 Business Roundtable member companies and public elementary and secondary schools nationwide. Many of the programs described represent member company response to a 1988 initiative of the Education Committee of the Human Resources Task Force of the Business Roundtable. Chief executive officers were challenged to commit corporate efforts to education reform in at least one city where their companies do business. The report is comprised of introductory material, describing the background and scope of business involvement in education partnerships, and brief program synopses, arranged alphabetically by company. The introduction notes that by helping students to attain their full potential, business can fulfill its need to compete effectively in the international marketplace. The skills gap between job needs and worker capabilities can be addressed through business intervention and assistance. The synopses of company activities describe programs involving a variety of targeted areas, including academic disciplines, career awareness, civic and character education, drug prevention, dropout prevention, and the disadvantaged. Synopses include member company contacts. A company index is appended. (AF)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Economic Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions, Public Education, School Business Relationship, School Support
The Business Roundtable, 200 Park Avenue, Suite 2222, New York, NY 10166.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Business Roundtable, New York, NY.