Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
LEIGH WALLACE, ROD WHITEMAN, AARON SCHUTZ
BUSINESS-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS, COLLEGE AND CAREER READY, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, PARTNERSHIP, PATHWAYS, PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS
BUSINESS-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS IN CAREER AND
Michael E. Trimberger Jr.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2019
Under the Supervision of Professor Dr. Elise Frattura
Public education in Wisconsin has come under harsh political scrutiny in recent years. Schools have been asked to reduce budgets and use the tools provided through legislative changes. The reduction of budgets has not come with a reduction of expectations for our schools. Since 2011, high school principals have been forced to implement Academic Career Plans and ensure that every student graduate college and career ready along with their already comprehensive list of requirements. This study aims to research how some business leaders and school leaders have chosen to answer these new pressures by working together to build partnerships. The research has two primary research questions and five subquestions:
What are the organizational impacts of business-school partnerships?
a. What are the factors and conditions that contribute to developing business-school partnerships?
b. What constitutes an unsuccessful from a successful partnership?
c. By using the interview process to attain the knowledge, skills, disposition, and resources, how can studied business-school partnerships inform future endeavors?
What are the educational impacts of business-school partnerships?
a. How do partnerships influence the teaching and learning process?
b. How do partnerships impact students?
The results from this study present opportunities for future practice, future research, and implications on current practice, for both business and educational professionals.
Trimberger, Michael E., "Business-School Partnerships in Career and Technical Education" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2338.