ERIC Number: ED413536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Building Business & Community Partnerships for Learning.
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
This brochure is directed at individuals interested in building business and community partnerships with education. It details how and why to establish partnerships in classrooms, school districts, communities, and the policy arena. It begins with brief discussions of the following: reasons for encouraging higher standards in education; the need for a strategic plan for education; roles for small and large organizations in partnerships; and evolution of partnerships over time based on changing needs and resources. The benefits of education partnerships to the following partners are listed: students; families; schools; business; and community. The following steps in building business and community partnerships are considered: identify issues to address and reform goals; define the purpose and scope of partnerships; identify available resources; connect partnership resources to improvement; measure progress and results; and share success stories. A five-page table explains what partners can do to focus funds, human and material resources, and advocacy efforts on 15 improvements (including enriching the curriculum; motivating students; leading for change; supporting school-based restructuring; building consensus for reform; and ensuring adequate educational opportunities). A list of helpful publications and the address of the U.S. Department of Education's online library conclude the brochure. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advocacy, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Cooperative Planning, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Human Resources, Partnerships in Education, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Strategic Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Ten-panel brochure.