ERIC Number: ED472646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Business Partnerships with Schools: Policy Guidelines for Schools Seeking To Establish and Maintain Productive and Ethical Relationships with Corporations.
Policy Report, n2 Fall 2001
This report focuses on business partnerships with schools. Supporters of school-business partnerships point out many potential benefits to schools, students, businesses, employees, and the community at large, while critics warn against the harmful effects of what they term "schoolhouse commercialism." Topics addressed include corporate sponsorships, school-to-career activities, corporate involvement with technology use in the classroom, protection of students' privacy, commercialism on the Internet used in the classroom, ethics of commercial activities in schools, and partnership building. Sidebars augment the text with salient examples regarding market research and federal policy on the protection of human subjects, Milwaukee's education policies on school-business relationships, federal laws protecting student privacy, and policy guidelines for technology use in the classroom. To augment public funding for public education, educators are "selling" commercial access to their students. As businesses develop new strategies of gaining access to schools, schools need very clear district policies that address the legal and ethical complexities of school-business relationships. (Contains 28 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Advertising, Corporate Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Policy, School Business Relationship, School Support
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
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