ERIC Number: ED195689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Education and Work Councils: Progress and Problems.
Prager, Audrey; And Others
This report presents the findings and conclusions from the first phase of a two-phase study of education and work councils (community organizations of business leaders, school officials, and representatives of other institutions, formed to ease the transition of youths from school to work). The report describes the education and work councils funded by the Department of Labor's Office of Youth programs. It explains what the councils are, how they function, and the key variables which affect their growth and development. It also defines the collaborative process in which councils engage and explains how collaboration relates to council operations. Capsule descriptions of each of twelve functioning councils are given. The report concludes that work councils have been somewhat successful in getting established and beginning to function, and makes several recommendations for the future: (1) that council activities be better integrated with planning and implementing specific changes in the school-to-work transition; (2) that council members act as institutional representatives rather than as individuals only; (3) that council leadership effectiveness be assessed; and (4) that councils continually evaluate their goals and progress. (KC)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Leadership, Program Evaluation
Abt Associates, Inc., 55 Wheeler St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (Limited copies available; $8.30 each for three or more copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Education and Work Councils; School to Work Transition