ERIC Number: ED336813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Business/School Partnerships: A Path to Effective School Restructuring.
Rigden, Diana W.
General guidelines for companies interested in supporting school-based restructuring are offered in this booklet. Following a brief review of the nature and types of partnerships, chapter 2 examines partnerships within the context of school restructuring outcomes and identifies some essential components for developing a reform-model partnership. Three examples of corporate reform-model partnerships are described as illustrations of the development process in chapter 3, focusing on program similarities and potential difficulties. Chapter 4 discusses the five steps of the development process: agreement on specific goals; development of strategies for involvement; identification of costs; assessment and evaluation; and management of the partnership relationship. A recommendation is made for considering the implementation strategy in context, recognizing local needs and politics. Overall reform principles, however, remain constant for formulating general guidelines. An enclosure provides a graph of strategies for involvement. A list of 18 suggested readings is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development, School Based Management, School Business Relationship, School Restructuring
Publications Department, Council for Aid to Education, 51 Madison Avenue, Suite 2200, New York, NY 10010 ($15.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY.