ERIC Number: ED399388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Business Involvement in Education: Public Consultation Findings [and] Technical Appendix.
Nichols Education Consulting Group, Edmonton (Alberta).
Approximately 9,500 stakeholders in school-business partnerships in Alberta (including representatives of key business/education associations, school boards, and schools; a sample of businesses with some involvement in school-business partnerships; and a random sample of 3,000 employers) were surveyed regarding their views on business involvement in education. The 795 respondents (response rate, 8.4%) characterized themselves as follows: employers, 42%; educators, 28%; members of the public, 15%, and high school students, 15%. The general consensus was that students are not well prepared for entry into the work force and that employers must work together to articulate their expectations regarding competencies required of high school completers. Eighty percent of the employers and 68% of the educators felt that employers should be more extensively involved in education. Sixty-six percent of educators and 72% of employers wanted more government involvement in education. Nearly two-thirds of respondents wanted employers represented on provincial boards/agencies addressing education curricula. (Twenty-six tables/figures are included. Appended are the following: selected general comments made by respondents; summary of written submissions to the survey team; profile of employer respondents; and survey instrument. Also included is a technical appendix that contains the survey questionnaire and a detailed breakdown of responses to all questions.) (MN)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Employer Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Job Training, Part Time Employment, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Employment, Synthesis, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Authoring Institution: Nichols Education Consulting Group, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada