ERIC Number: ED166782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinating Education and Work: Challenges to Current Thought and Practice.
Barton, Paul E.
The problems inherent in the relationships between education and work present difficulties and opportunities for education. Increasing segmentation has come to characterize modern life and the role of education in it. The period of youth is mostly filled with education, the middle years are usually devoted to work, and old age has come to be characterized by an absence of both education and work. The goal must be to break down this segmentation, to spread education more evenly throughout life. To combat this segmentation in the period of youth, adequate linkages between school and work must be developed. Problems of youth in making the transition from education to work stem from several causes. These causes include the job shortage and inadequate opportunities for service and work in the teenage years, placement services, counseling services, occupational information, opportunities for integrated education and experience, knowledge of child labor laws, utilization of skill training resources, and utilization of developed abilities. The challenges to current education-work relationships will be met only through careful attention to the politics of change. The educational change discussed here requires coalitions of people and collaboration among private institutions, government, and educational institutions. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Job Training, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Unemployment, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280-309