ERIC Number: ED178752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Report of Advisory Group on Assessing Means for Strengthening the Role of Labor in Education and Work Planning.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
As a part of research designed to determine how labor leaders perceive the current relationship between labor and education and to identify activities that could promote greater collaboration in education and work, an advisory committee composed of labor leaders met to analyze labor's role in planning educational activities. Central issues for the advisory group were (1) students' needing more adequate preparation, including considerable career exploration, in order to make a successful and efficient transition between education and work and (2) at a time of high unemployment, students' threatening the work security of adult workers. Among the findings of the work session was that the group favored increased involvement of organized labor in education. Group members believed that labor could provide significant input because of its expertise, and they recognized that it was important for labor to participate so that its view could help shape the direction of work-education policy. The committee also believed that career awareness could be expanded through improved guidance counseling and infusion of labor studies into the curriculum. Responsibility for providing work experiences, in the judgement of the advisory group, should rest with the joint collaboration of labor, education, and business and industry. (LRA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents see CE 023 176-179