ERIC Number: ED344792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Business-School Cooperatives: Meeting Educational Needs. Bar/School Partnership Programs Series.
Business-school cooperatives are a potential solution to the need of students and educators to learn more about business, its functions in U.S. society, and the need of businesses to have a future workforce ready to face the challenges of an increasingly more complicated and highly technical work atmosphere. Such cooperatives, which are an extension of law-related education, aim, among other things to: (1) promote student awareness of the role of business in the community; (2) prepare young people to think critically about complex economic, legal, and ethical issues that affect the decision-making process; (3) introduce students to a variety of business environments and career opportunities; and (4) encourage cooperation among the business community and educators to improve the learning experience for young people. Guidelines for classroom visits are given for both teachers and resource people, and procedures are outlined for placing volunteer resource people in the classroom. Recommendations are made for setting up and conducting on-site visits, and a guide to site studies for students is included. Suggestions are given for planning a business issues and/or leadership conference. Sample documents are included (e.g., placement record, placement log, confirmation letters, leadership profile, and evaluation forms). (JB)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Community Resources, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, School Community Relationship, Social Studies
American Bar Association, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 (Order No. 497-0006, $1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Law-Related Education.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.