ERIC Number: ED351752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Business and the Schools: A Guide to Effective Programs. Second Edition.
Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY.
This guidebook contains information to help business leaders and others interested in developing and supporting effective programs to improve American educational quality. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the business/school relationship, which sets the context for corporate involvement in school reform activities at the local, state, and federal levels. Four ways in which companies respond to the educational crisis are briefly described. Chapter 2 introduces a four-step strategy for corporate support of school-based system change: (1) gain information about school needs and corporate interests; (2) choose an education-support program; (3) manage and develop the program; and (4) monitor, assess, evaluate, and report. Chapters 3 through 6 focus on key areas of educational reform: changing the nature of schooling, curricular and pedagogical strategies, the school/community relationship, and working through business/education coalitions. Each chapter contains an introductory essay that describes the kinds of changes sought in that area and explains their importance. The common characteristics of successful approaches and future possible directions for corporate involvement are also described. The chapters provide over 125 examples of programs supported by corporations and other funding agencies. Appendices contain names and addresses of contact organizations and an annotated bibliography of 29 sources. Information is indexed by corporate and other funding agencies, programs and organizations, general subject, and region and state. (LMI)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Corporate Education, Corporate Support, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Industry, Private Financial Support, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Restructuring
Council for Aid to Education, 51 Madison Avenue, Suite 2200, New York, NY 10010 ($20 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY.