ERIC Number: ED337514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Business Impact on Education and Child Development Reform: A Study Prepared for the Committee for Economic Development.
Timpane, P. Michael; McNeill, Laurie Miller
This research report provides a critical look at the involvement of corporate America in the resurgence of public education and its impact on the reform movement particularly on early childhood issues. The history of the business-education relationship in this century is the topic of Chapter 1. Chapter 2 describes patterns of involvement from helping hand relationships to programmatic initiatives to compacts and collaborative efforts and finally to policy change, with the helping hand model being the most popular and widespread. Chapter 3 assesses results at the end of the recent decade of renewed corporate interest in education and child development and finds that although there is much and varied activity, business participation has not yet been fully adequate to the task because there has been no widespread impact on educational outcomes. Chapter 4 addresses the needs of the coming decade and describes the six following goals: (1) stay the course, (2) promote national dialogue and federal involvement, (3) pursue related human service perspectives, (4) build the infrastructure of business-education partnerships, (5) support pertinent research and analysis, and (6) review and assess the commitment and performance of businesses. A 255-item bibliography is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Education, School Business Relationship, Urban Education
Committee for Economic Development, 477 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 ($11.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY.