ERIC Number: ED312486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Blueprint for Business on Restructuring Education. Corporate Action Package.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Although there are more than 140,000 partnerships between business and education in the United States, few have effected fundamental educational change and few have had any impact on economic well-being. Having studied those partnerships that have focused on fundamental educational change, the National Alliance of Business identified what business needs to know and do in order to establish new partnerships that can help overcome the deepening crisis in education. The following are recommended components of educational restructuring: (1) school-based management so that management is shifted from the district to the building; (2) new professionalism among administrators and teachers; (3) revision of curriculum and instruction; (4) new measures of accountability of teachers, administrators, and management performance; and (5) linking education and the social services essential to the quality of a student's education. Business can offer schools management analysis and improvement, advocacy, staff development, research and development, and the application of new technology. Among the common ingredients of successful business and education partnerships are identifiable leadership, broad vision translated into practical objectives, ongoing structure, and an agreed-upon plan of action. (The document includes a 52-item bibliography and a list of persons interviewed to collect information for this report.) (CML)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Financial Support, School Based Management, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Work Experience Programs
National Alliance of Business, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Catalog No. R3844: $15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.