ERIC Number: ED357969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Forming Linkages and Private Sector Partnerships. The National Science Foundation Grant to the Science Academy of Austin 1991-92.
This document describes Project A+, a cooperative school and privately funded program designed to assist the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in becoming an exemplary school district by the year 2000. The project is divided into four components. The curriculum development component presents three new curricula piloted in AISD schools in 1990: The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Science for Life and Living; Planet Earth; and Nonpoint Source Pollution. The staff development component describes three training institutes offered to train teachers in technology and in curriculum development: the Technology Institute; The Biological Sciences and Curriculum Development Institute; and the River Watch Institute. The student participation component conducted outreach activities with the students of teachers who attended the training institutes. The final component is a private sector partnership formed with local corporations and institutions of higher learning in order to fund the activities. Contributions by the private sector and pending grants are included in the report. (MDH)
Descriptors: Biology, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Financial Support, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Staff Development, Student Participation, Teacher Workshops, Water Pollution
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.