ERIC Number: ED330066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb-28
Synthesis of Information Relating to School and Business Partnerships.
In efforts to upgrade the quality of education, many schools are finding ways to use community resources by forming partnerships with local businesses and other organizations. Businesses can help provide enrichment experiences, school to work preparation, incentives/equal educational opportunities, and assistance to school staff and administration in improving education. Four conditions form the context for successful collaboration in establishing a partnership: (1) shared or overlapping goals; (2) community resources that meet school needs; (3) exchange and application of resources; and (4) feedback about results. The four phases of issues and guidelines related to partnerships (getting started, implementation, sustaining interest and momentum, and evaluation) are outlined. Costs and benefits of partnerships can include an investment of school and business resources, a deeper understanding of basic skill use in business for students, and an enhanced company image for businesses. (177 References) (EJS)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Change Strategies, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Work Experience Programs
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701 ($10.50 prepaid; $2.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.