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ERIC Number: EJ916100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Developing an Industry-Education Community: The United Auto Workers/General Motors Quality Educator Program
Jacobson, Stephen; Walline, James
Journal of School Leadership, v20 n1 p77-88 Jan 2010
In this paper we review the evolution of the Quality Educator Program (QEP), a program sponsored by the United Auto Workers (UAW)/General Motors (GM) that employs school teachers, administrators, and college and university faculty each summer in GM assembly plants. The QEP provides educators and those in industry the unique opportunity to interact and observe one another in a common workplace for a 4-6 week time period. Participation in the QEP allows educators the chance to observe first-hand the UAW/GM's use of "quality networks." We argue that quality networks hold promise for improving the day-to-day operation of public schools by allowing new and better relationships to develop among educational professionals, and between educators and the communities they serve. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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