Improving innovation and multiplying the school resources of community assets in the workplace 2

Improving innovation and multiplying the school resources of community assets in the workplace



During this presentation, Dr. Claire Smokar, Leadership, Politics and Organizations, Peabody University, Vanderbilt University, unveiled the attractiveness, risks and rationale for workplace magnet schools – including, for example, the diversity of workplace / families; shared and sometimes sufficient resources (for example, healthcare professionals, technology); and motivating parents to choose schools (proximity to work, safety, quality). In summary, schools in the workplace can meet the main goals of magnetic schools – access, authenticity, innovation and diversity, with significant risks and rewards. Findings from a project sponsored by the Spencer Foundation provide convincing field evidence of benefits and conflicts.