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ERIC Number: ED021144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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BRIDGING THE GAP FROM SCHOOL TO WORK.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
HIGH RATES OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE IN LOW-INCOME MINORITY GROUP FAMILIES, AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE UNITED STATES KEEPS LARGER PROPORTIONS OF ITS CHILDREN IN SCHOOL LONGER THAN DOES ANY OTHER NATION, GIVE SOME INDICATION OF WHY THE SCHOOL-TO-WORK PROBLEM COMMANDS PUBLIC ATTENTION. SOME OF THE VARIABLES CONSIDERED TO AFFECT THE PROCESS OF TRANSITION, AND REQUIRING INTENSIVE REVIEW, ARE COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT BY SCHOOLS AND OTHER AGENCIES, WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS, OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION IN SCHOOLS, WORK-ORIENTED CURRICULUMS, SPECIFIC AND GENERAL OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING, COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IN THIS COUNTRY WITH THAT EXPERIENCED IN EUROPE SUGGESTS THAT THE SCHOOL-TO-WORK GAP IN THE UNITED STATES IS LARGELY A RESULT OF THE HIGH EDUCATIONAL AND FLEXIBLE CAREER SIGHTS THAT HAVE BEEN SET WHILE AVAILABLE JOB OPPORTUNITIES HAVE NOT BEEN AT AS HIGH A LEVEL. WHILE RECOGNIZING AN INSUFFICIENCY OF RELEVANT RESEARCH, CERTAIN GENERAL CONCLUSIONS CAN BE REACHED ON THE BASIS OF PRESENT KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE CHARACTER OF THE STEPS THAT CAN BE TAKEN TO NARROW THE GAP BETWEEN SCHOOL AND WORK. AMONG THESE STEPS ARE (1) INCREASING STUDENT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT OF WORK WHILE IN SCHOOL, (2) INCREASING OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO GAIN ACTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE, (3) INCREASING PARTICIPATION OF BUSINESS AND OTHER PRIVATE GROUPS IN THE EDUCATION WORLD, AND (4) PROVIDING IMPROVED KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING AT THE POINT OF ENTRY INTO THE JOB MARKET. THIS CHAPTER APPEARS IN "MANPOWER REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT AND REPORT ON MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS, RESOURCES, UTILIZATION, AND TRAINING" (1968) AVAILABLE AS VT 001 025. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
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