ERIC Number: ED361103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Getting on Board: The Private Sector and Learning Readiness.
Koprowicz, Constance; Myers, John
Developed by the Women's NETWORK, a group representing women serving in state legislatures in the United States, this report examines how the private sector is involved in promoting learning readiness at the preschool level. The report begins with an introduction and a discussion of the importance of learning readiness as a national goal. The changing nature of private involvement in learning readiness is examined, and several programs sponsored by private sector employers are described, including programs developed by Honeywell, Kodak, American Bankers Insurance Group, and Texas Instruments. The report then describes several examples of states that are supporting learning readiness activities as well as school and business partnerships. Implications for state legislators are outlined in the concluding section of the report, which urges state legislators to sponsor programs that foster learning readiness and encourage private sector involvement in this area. (MM)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Early Childhood Education, Learning Readiness, Private Sector, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, State Government, State Programs
Women's Network, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202 ($10, plus $4 shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO. Women's Network.