ERIC Number: EJ1155648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Sustaining Partnerships between Schools and Industry: A Minerals and Energy Case
Flynn, Matthew; Pillay, Hitendra; Watters, James J.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v7 n4 Article 5 p72-84 2016
Internationally, there is a growing body of research on industry-school partnership, particularly regarding the principles that contribute to effective and efficient partnership models that facilitate vocational-industrial education. However, there are very few articles in the literature that seek to understand the sustainability of industry-school partnerships. Hence, this paper adopted ecological system principles as a framework for understanding the threats that impact on the sustainability of such partnership arrangements. The author reports on a large-scale government led industry-school partnership, the Gateway to Industry Schools Program, established in Queensland, Australia. Central to this initiative is the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), a lead organisation for 34 schools and 12 multi-national sponsor companies. This research used an explanatory case study methodology sourcing data through interviews and documents. The main findings were that resilience and adaptive capacity are critical principles for the sustainability of ISPs.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Energy, Mineralogy, School Business Relationship, Industry, Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Interviews, Vocational Education, Corporations, Organizations (Groups), Case Studies, Apprenticeships, Student Recruitment, Teacher Effectiveness, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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