Type of Document Dissertation Author Anthony, Marika E. URN etd-07282008-134625 Title A case history of the New Horizons Project, school/business partnership, Richmond, Virginia Degree Doctor of Education Department Educational Administration Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Fortune, Jimmie C. Committee Co-Chair Richards, Robert R. Committee Co-Chair McKeen, Ronald L. Committee Member Steward, Warren A. Committee Member Underwood, Kenneth E. Committee Member Keywords
- Youth with social disabilities
Date of Defense 1992-12-03 Availability restricted Abstract
The New Horizons Project, a school/business partnership in Richmond, Virginia, was established in 1980 between the Richmond Public Schools and the Metropolitan Richmond Private Industry Council to prepare youth from economically disadvantaged homes to enter the world of work. An in-depth case history of the New Horizons Project was conducted to describe how it was developed and to identify the factors that became a part of its implementation, success, and demise. The study provides useful information to school systems which are interested in establishing similar partnerships.
The population for the study consisted of representatives from the business/industry community, the Richmond-Public Schools, the New Horizons staff, and a Virginia Commonwealth University faculty member who had knowledge of the project.
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