ERIC Number: ED395184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Creating Partnerships. A Handbook for Educators.
Iowa State Council on Vocational Education, Des Moines.
This handbook details a step-by-step process to establishing educational relationships or partnerships with business, labor, government, and community organizations. Worksheets are provided to help with this relationship-building process. Chapter 1 focuses on these areas: the why of a partnership, resources to support the effort, benefits for each partner, finding a partner, criteria for selection, approaching a prospective partner, and an agreement to form a partnership. Chapter 2 addresses these aspects of forming a partnership: assembling a planning team; defining expectations, roles, and responsibilities; building the relationship; defining purpose, direction, and accountability; and implementing partnership activities. Chapter 3 discusses the partnership evaluation--qualitative and quantitative. Chapter 4 lists activities to maintain the partnership. Chapter 5 outlines a number of challenges with suggestions to meet them. Chapter 6 contains a selection of active partnerships: Business Horizons, Young Apprentices--Building Trades, Conference without Walls, Project Paybac, Health Occupations Education, and "A Friendship." The partners, their contributions, and their rewards are identified. A resources section lists 16 national organizations, 28 Iowa and regional organizations, and 12 support materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Corporate Support, Government School Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Council on Vocational Education, Des Moines.