ERIC Number: ED422895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Using Technology To Strengthen Employee and Family Involvement in Education.
Otterbourg, Susan D.
Businesses have an important role in integrating information technologies into the workplace both to increase productivity and to facilitate employee communications with their children's schools and improve learning. This report is an important guide to further these kinds of connections. Through a variety of research, survey data, and case studies about corporate experience, this report demonstrates how businesses can use technology to foster, guide, and strengthen employee and family involvement in education within both their companies and their communities through efforts that: support professional/skills development for teachers, families, and students; strengthen community-based learning; better prepare the workforce; support educational improvement for special populations; and make technology integral to schooling and learning. Challenges and solutions are outlined and results of a survey of 12 companies and organizations whose programs include the use of technology to strengthen employee and family involvement in education are presented. Individual company/organization profiles include: Hewlett-Packard Company: HP E-Mail Mentor Program; Arthur Andersen and Co.: School of the Future Program; American Business Collaboration for Quality Dependent Care: Bridge Project; IBM Corporation: Wired for Learning-Reinventing Education Projects; Microsoft Corp.: Anytime Anywhere Learning Program; Boston Private Industry Council: The Boston Compact's Community Learning Centers; AT&T: Learning Network; Mattell Foundation/Alliance for Technology Access: Family Learning Program; Nortel: Teacher Training Program; Cisco Systems, Inc.: Cisco Networking Academy Program; Family Education Network: A Free and Simple Web Site; and Scholastic Inc./Center for Applied Special Technology: WiggleWorks. (AEF)
Descriptors: Business, Case Studies, Community Involvement, Cooperative Learning, Corporate Support, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Information Technology, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Technology Integration
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-8173; toll-free phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN; World Wide Web: http://www.ed.gov/PFIE
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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