ERIC Number: ED246168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
What Can Schools Do? Report to the Massachusetts Board of Education on the Role of Schools in Preparing Youth for Employment.
Northeast Regional Exchange, Inc., Chelmsford, MA.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
The Massachusetts Board of Education Task Force on Public School Youth, Education, and Employment concluded that, in general, the structure of effective policy in the area of preparing youth for employment was already in place. Given changes in workplace requirements and problems schools currently face, however, it was determined that the State Board needed to revise its policies regarding youth employment preparation. The Task Force recommended specifically that the State Board (1) set statewide goals and standards in basic skills for all grades; (2) include employability skills in the State Basic Skills Improvement Policy; (3) provide the leadership and financial support needed for school youths' employment preparation programs; (4) actively encourage the development of educational partnerships at state and local levels; (5) ensure that all young people have equal access to and equity in programs which prepare them for employment; and (6) ensure internal and external coordination of a comprehensive policy on the preparation of youth for employment. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Exchange, Inc., Chelmsford, MA.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Note: Produced by the Task Force on Public School Youth, Education, and Employment.