Author: Russell, Martha Garrett
Source: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 20, Number 2, June 1995 , pp. 127-134(8)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Quality management ideas are changing industry's production systems and, through industry-education (I-E) partnerships, are also influencing the production systems of education. These mutual changes, though not merging the two systems, allow industry and education to interact more easily and leverage the other's resources to act as agency for each other. The growing number of I-E partnerships has already begun and should continue to ease the traditionally oppositional relation between industry and education. Finally, recommendations for furthering I-E relationships and suggestions for future investigations are given. Proceeding from the premise that both planning and development of I-E partnerships require a discipline crossing, that is, an interdisciplinary approach, it is argued not that interdisciplinarity is the only useful method of viewing I-E developments, only that access should be retained to any and all useful perspectives.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: President, Connect Consultants International Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA
Publication date: 1995-06-01