ERIC Number: ED179653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
Two Partnership Models Aimed at Easing Transition from School to the World of Work.
"Open Doors" and the "Social Learning Curriculum" are two models for facilitating the transition from school to work. Both models fit into the framework that Lawrence Cremin outlines in his book, "Public Education and the Education of the Public," when he urges us to think comprehensively, relationally, and publicly about schools. The Open Doors approach, supported by the New York City Economic Development Council, requires collaboration between business, labor, educators, and the community at large. Major activities include: (1) speaker programs for students; (2) workshops for educators in places of industry and government; (3) programs in which legal professionals visit schools; and (4) the development of curriculum materials and the channeling of existing materials to educators. The Social Learning Curriculum represents a completely different approach to the challenge of preparing students to function in society and work. It proposes to create a full range (K-12) of curriculum materials which emphasize social/adaptive skills as part of school programs. The proposal is to adapt existing materials (recently developed for exceptional children) for use with disadvantaged students. In different ways, both of the programs described above strengthen the comprehensive and relational dimensions described by Cremin, as well as addressing the need for extending "public" education beyond the schools. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Models, Program Descriptions, Public Education, School Community Relationship
Not available separately; See UD 019 979
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Open Doors; Social Learning Curriculum
Note: For related documents, see UD 019 979-987; Paper presented at the National Conference on Urban Education (4th, Philadelphia, PA, November 18-21, 1978)