ERIC Number: EJ785249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
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A Network Approach to Preparing Underrepresented Students: The LEAD Model
Siegel, David J.
Innovative Higher Education, v32 n4 p195-207 Jan 2008
Results are reported from an empirical study of an interorganizational collaboration to prepare underrepresented students for elite postsecondary education and beyond. The LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Program in Business is an initiative involving twelve U.S. universities, nearly forty multinational corporations, a federal government agency, and a nonprofit organization working together to introduce students to business education and careers in business. This article analyzes the conditions that give rise to the collaboration, its essential structural characteristics, and the consequences that flow from it.
Descriptors: Cooperation, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Business Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Corporations, Universities, Career Choice, Postsecondary Education, Leadership, High School Students, Educationally Disadvantaged, Partnerships in Education, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
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