ERIC Number: ED381634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
What Minnesota Secondary Learners Require of Schools. Report of Work Group Discussions. Town Meeting (Spring 1993).
Dillon, Brenda M.; Mercer, John W.
Nearly 70 people from across Minnesota attended a meeting on the topics, "What Secondary Learners Require of Schools." High school and postsecondary students, parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, community organization representatives, and business people participated. Following an opening session, participants separated into five student and two adult teams. In three sessions, work teams discussed concerns that young people face today and in the future, what students feel they need in order to be successful, and what they want and need from school. Major themes that emerged were as follows: economic growth and occupational outlook, academic and occupational choices, need for real-life applicable choices, need for basic skills and lack of transferable skills, concern about social issues and other problems, family living, self-care and self-esteem, defining success, direct involvement of administration with students, teachers who want to teach, keeping up with technology, and depending on others. These themes paralleled those from the town meeting held during the summer of 1988. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Education Work Relationship, Goal Orientation, High School Students, High Schools, Relevance (Education), Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Success, Vocational Education
State Council on Vocational Technical Education, 366 Jackson Street, Suite 314, St. Paul, MN 55101 (alternate formats such as large print or cassette tape available upon request).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Council on Vocational Technical Education, St. Paul.
Note: For the report on postsecondary learners, see CE 068 727.