Business and schooling reform: What can we learn from experience in the United States?

"The purpose of this workshop was to establish what the South African business sector could learn from the United States and the experience of companies and business funded approaches to system-wide reform. The purpose of the workshop was to ‘think outside the box’ and see what South Africa can learn from the experience in the United States. The literature on the role of companies or business-funded organisations in education reform is sparse, and few conferences or workshops have been held about the role of business in the systemic reform of schooling systems.This publication is aimed at recording the wealth of experience and lessons learnt in the United States presented to the workshop, and making this available to a broader audience."