ERIC Number: ED399392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Invitational Forum on Business Involvement in Education (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, January 18-19, 1996). Proceedings Report.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
This document reports on a forum held in Alberta to receive input regarding a report that made recommendations for expanding business involvement in education through workplace learning opportunities for students. The approximately 130 participants represented teachers, business/industry, government, parents, students and recent graduates, superintendents, and school/business partners. Following an introduction, summaries are provided of these presentations: "The Framework" (Halvar Jonson); "Common Purpose, Shared Values" (Eric Newell); "Policy Directions in 'Creating a Better Learning Future' Report" (Denis Herard); "The Changing Face of Career Development" (David Redekopp); and "Preparing for the New Economy: Alberta Schools in the 21st Century" (Altha Neilson, Wayne Poncia). The final section provides results of group analysis and individual responses. The group analysis process is described and small group session and individual feedback are presented on each of the nine topics/issues: communication and understanding between business/employers and education; business/employer involvement in educational policymaking; employability skills; entrepreneurship education; valuing all career areas and all educational programs equally; part-time jobs; career counseling; independent, lifelong learning; and equity: coordinating business/employer involvement. Other content includes feedback not specifically related to the report, feedback about the report and forum, and survey forms feedback summary. A participant list is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Corporate Support, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Industry, Job Skills, Lifelong Learning, Policy Formation, School Business Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada