ERIC Number: ED430270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Corporate Imperative: A Business Guide for Implementing Strategic Education Partnerships.
Casey, Judi C.; O'Leary, Susan M.
This business guide was designed to aid in assessing a company's current business-education partnerships and to determine the extent to which such partnerships are linked to key business and school objectives. The guide may be used to: assess a company's current educational initiatives; build on existing educational initiatives to create more strategic business-education partnerships; consider educational approaches within the context of national priority areas and revise them accordingly; determine to what degree corporate culture supports education partnerships; and evaluate the outcome of programs, practices, and policies designed to meet business and school concerns. The guide is organized around 12 worksheets and 5 steps that provide step-by-step procedures for accomplishing specific tasks. Step 1 includes worksheet 1, which describes how to create a corporate environment that supports education. Step 2 includes worksheets 2-5 and aids in assessing a company's involvement in business-education partnership. Step 3 offers worksheets 6-8 and provides a link to business and school objectives. Step 4, which assists in building coalitions, contains worksheets 9-10. Step 5 lists worksheets 11 and 12. This step includes planning, implementing, and evaluating the company's business plan. The business guide concludes with an addendum that includes case examples, background information, and resources. A set of duplicable 11- by 17-inch worksheets is included. (RJM)
Descriptors: Business, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel:877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. Center on Work and Family.
Note: Duplicable 11x17-inch worksheets not included in ERIC copy.