ERIC Number: ED359045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Education-Business Partnerships: Scientific Work Experience Programs. ERIC/CSMEE Digest.
Renewed interest in public schools by the private sector led to the idea of "partnerships" between education and business. This digest focuses on partnerships where businesses, government agencies, or university laboratories employ teachers during the summer months as a form of professional development and on the subsequent outcomes that appear to directly affect the ways teachers teach. This document provides details of the Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education program, which was founded in 1985 by a consortium of San Francisco Bay Area companies and government laboratories in a partnership with the Lawrence Hall of Science. From evaluations of the results of scientific work experience partnerships, teachers reported the following benefits: (1) using new teaching strategies, (2) introducing more updated content into the curriculum, (3) increasing the use of computers, (4) seeking ways to work with other teachers and maintaining connections to the business in which they worked, (5) adding career information to the curriculum, (6) gaining self-esteem, and (7) affirming their decisions to become teachers. (Contains 19 references.) (PR)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Corporate Support, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Industry, Inservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Private Sector, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, School Support, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080 (First copy free, additional copies, $0.25 each.)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.