ERIC Number: ED421765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Leaders for Change 1997.
Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY.
The Leaders for Change Award was established in 1994 to recognize and honor outstanding, long-term corporate commitment to education reform, from preschool through graduate school. A profile of the co-winners of the 1997 award--Chase Manhattan Bank's "Chase Active Learning Program (CAL)" and United Technologies Corporation's "Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP)," along with descriptions of eight other programs--are presented. CAL is New York City's largest middle-school reform program. It seeks to improve the learning process by helping middle-school teachers and students create engaging, interdisciplinary projects that link schoolwork to real life. In 1997 the program was expanded to 42 schools in 10 communities nationwide. United Technologies' CPEP is designed to identify and prepare underrepresented minority and female students, with particularly strong academic promise, for careers in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering. CPEP provides more than 3,600 students statewide, from grades 6 through high school, with a strong foundation in math, science, and English. Eight other companies were also recognized for their commitment to education. A description of their programs, which range from fellowships in academic medicine for minority students to youth job programs, is also presented. (RJM)
Descriptors: Awards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
Council for Aid to Education, 342 Madison Avenue, Suite 1532, New York, NY 10173; phone: 212-661-5800.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY.