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ERIC Number: ED399428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Status of Partnerships and Partnership Directors in the United States. Research Brief.
Hopkins, Barbara
A study identified the current structure and status of school-community partnership programs and their relationship to partnership program success. Data were drawn from a survey of all partnership directors who coordinate partnerships between multiple schools and multiple businesses (1,875) in K-12 public schools in the United States. Highlights of the results include the following: (1) the average length of programs was 7 years and the most frequent length was 5 years, although some had existed for 30 years; (2) nearly half of the partnership programs had 100 percent participation (all schools in the demographic area served by the partnership program had community partners); (3) more than half the programs were cooperatively funded through schools, community, and community agencies; (4) more than one-third of the partnership directors worked directly for the superintendent, and about one-fourth worked for the public relations or community relations office; (5) the partnerships involved a broad range of groups on their boards; (6) 61 percent of the partnership directors were full-time employees, 39 percent were part time, and 7 percent were volunteers; (7) partnership directors had a mean of 15 years in education and an average of 5 years as a director; (8) 68 percent of the directors had a Master's degree or above; (9) the average salary range was $50,000-$60,000 for male directors and $40,000-$50,000 for female directors; and (10) over half of the partnership directors did not know of state department of education involvement in partnership programs. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Partners in Education, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Funding provided by State Farm Insurance Companies Regional Office (Lincoln, Nebraska).