ERIC Number: ED186709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of School and Work: A British Perspective. Occasional Paper No. 57.
The British, like the Americans, are facing youth education and employment problems. Recent consideration of the content and standard of education, especially the obligations schools have in equipping pupils for adult life, has led to the suggestion that schools have a duty to meet industry's needs. Government should consider a national program giving a new vocational thrust to secondary education, because, for school to help students acquire social and other skills to help them obtain jobs in the 1980s, education must offer a stronger vocational program that reflects changing employment patterns. Youth unemployment needs special attention because it may condition work attitudes. What young people want should also be considered. Students not aspiring to higher education should have the opportunity to explore work places and engage in practical activities. Education should be changed to include practical activities in the curriculum, more closely associate schools and further education colleges, instill a wider knowledge of industry in teacher training, give students supervised work experience, and provide for student career awareness, career exploration, and career selection. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, College School Cooperation, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, National Programs, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Speeches, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Unemployment, Work Attitudes, Work Experience, Youth Employment, Youth Problems
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($1.90)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Paper presented at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (Columbus, OH, 1979).