ERIC Number: ED374545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Moving beyond School-Business Partnerships and Creating Relationships.
Cobb, Casey; Quaglia, Russell J.
This paper describes the various types of school-business partnerships that exist in rural America. Data were derived from an extensive review of literature and limited field observations and interviews. Findings indicate that little formal research has been conducted on reform-model, school-business partnerships. Two strands of thought regarding the organizational and personal interactions between schools and businesses are identified--the partnership domain and the relationship domain. The partnership domain is characterized by a static process, a well-defined organizational structure, a focus on organizational needs, insulation from self-evaluation, a defined power base, one-way benefits, and status-consciousness. The relationship domain has the following traits: a dynamic process, an organizational structure based on interpersonal relationships, a focus on meeting individual needs, self-examination, multiple power bases and benefits, and a task orientation. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).