ERIC Number: ED393001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The School-to-Work Opportunities Act: Equitable Education for All Students.
Equity Issues, v2 n2 Spr 1996
This document contains information about the implications of the 1994 School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) for gender equity in Ohio vocational education programs. Presented first are selected statistics and Congressional findings regarding the following: the disparity between the current enrollment patterns and educational/career plans of high school students and labor market projections for the year 2000; wage gaps between various groups of males and females (especially between young men and women who do not attend college); and educational and work force trends among youths between the ages of 16 and 24. Discussed next are provisions and goals of the STWOA related to the following areas: introducing students at all levels to employment options leading to high-wage, high-skill employment; expanding school-to-work efforts beyond vocational education; ensuring that school-to-work activities serve all students; incorporating equity into secondary- and postsecondary-level school-based learning, work-based learning, and activities connecting school and work to the school-to-work transition; and developing local school-to-work implementation plans. Ohio's school-to-work implementation plan is outlined. Concluding the document are a lists of references, phone numbers of key Ohio school-to-work staff, and names/addresses of selected resource organizations. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Sex Equity.
Identifiers: Ohio; School to Work Opportunities Act 1994