ERIC Number: ED219462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Linking School and Work. Promising Practices from a National Demonstration.
This book describes experimental demonstration programs in the United States on different ways to link school and work more meaningfully for disadvantaged teenagers. The programs are sponsored by Youthwork, Incorporated, a public-private partnership concerned with youth unemployment and the transition from school to work. The book provides descriptions of program activities and includes first hand accounts of program experiences from project staff members and participants. The first two chapters of the book focus on efforts to serve groups of young people who are particularly hard to reach and difficult to serve successfully: youthful offenders, teenage parents, migrant youth, rural youth, underachievers, runaways, and the physically and mentally handicapped. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 highlight ways to link school and work through the involvement of such institutions as alternative schools, post-secondary institutions, and the private business sector. Chapters 6 and 7 describe approaches to getting good work placements and involving young people more deeply in programs designed to serve them. Chapter 8 reviews some projects that appear to have the potential for lasting impact on participants and identifies elements that may make programs more effective. Finally, chapter 9 examines how programs can be replicated in other areas around the country. An appendix provides a directory of the programs described in the report. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Planning, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Family Involvement, Federal Legislation, High Risk Persons, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Job Placement, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Education, Private Financial Support, Rural Youth, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Youthwork, Inc., 805 15th Street, N.W., Suite 705, Washington, DC 20005 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Youthwork, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Office of Youth Programs; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act; Youthwork Incorporated
Note: Publication of this report made possible through funding from the Field Foundation, Public Welfare Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Southern Education Foundation, Taconic Foundation and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation all of which support Youthwork, Inc.