ERIC Number: ED331952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-1
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Preparing Students for Leadership in Tomorrow's Work.
If educators, policymakers, and school administrators Employment Policy's current project on at-risk youth aged 9 to 15 school, graduate, and enjoy learning. Unfortunately, the current policy on education is targeted to young people who go on to college. Another fundamental problem with schools is that the school curriculum has become disconnected from real work. Education must be about opportunity. Students, teachers, and youths and the educational problems they encounter are also Education Act, as reauthorized in 1990, incorporates some of these priorities. The new law focuses on accountability for program quality and student achievement; program improvement; flexible regulations that will permit state and local educators maximum freedom to develop programs that meet student needs; the integration of vocational and academic curricula; and the Tech Prep Education Program that strengthens partnerships between secondary and postsecondary educators. Business has an important role to play to reform education. Education and business relationships improve the school-to-work transition by helping vocational education respond to changes in the labor market and by ensuring that students get the skills needed for available jobs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Corporate Support, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Mobility, Federal Legislation, Industry, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 1, 1990).