ERIC Number: ED418342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
"I Would Have Taught You Differently": Bringing an Understanding of the Economy into the Schools. Alliance for Achievement.
Rubin, Sarah; Cunniff, Catherine
This report offers ideas for expanding schools' partnerships with employers. These partnerships can raise academic achievement, college-going rates, and career-awareness for low-income and minority students. Topics include a discussion of the school-to-work movement and career guidance; raising awareness through workplace visits; summer internships; staff development; studying the local labor market; ideas for classroom visitors and activities; entrepreneurship education; making choices. The introduction presents a rationale for building alliances between schools and employers. Chapter 2 describes learning experiences for school staff, including workplace visits, and summer internships. Chapters 3 and 4 present learning experiences for students in the workplace and in the classroom, while Chapter 5 discusses ways to integrate career and educational guidance into the school. Chapter 6 presents 3 mini-case studies in building school-employer partnerships. Schools and programs are indexed. Contacts and resources are appended. (EMK)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economics Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Schools, School Community Relationship
MDC, P.O. Box 17268, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-7268; phone: 919-968-4531; fax: 919-929-8557 ($15).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.