ERIC Number: ED395624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Governor's School to Career Plan: A Response by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
The California School-to-Career Plan, developed by the state Governor's office with funding from the federal School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994, outlines a system of workforce development emphasizing partnerships between schools and business and the integration of academic and vocational education. The Plan has several implications, however, for the state's community colleges, including the following: (1) the $1.3 billion in federal workforce training funds currently received by California may be redirected from the community colleges to School-to-Career programs; (2) the colleges will be required to enter into partnerships with business, labor, and other educational segments to implement the plan; (3) business is given an important role in developing curricula, which may abridge faculty rights; (4) while the plan authorizes waivers of state and federal laws and regulations that hinder implementation, colleges should be vigilant to ensure that waivers are not abused; (5) community college faculty should be involved in planning the role of the state's public four-year institutions; and (6) colleges should be aware of the effect of the Plan's career pathways and state-mandated certificates on students entering directly from high school or those reentering as adult learners. Appendixes include federal School-to-Work fact sheets, a table of governance structures and performance standards mandated by existing federal legislation, the California School-to-Career Plan, and a draft of an implementation plan and grant application for federal funding for the School-to-Career Plan. (TGI)
Descriptors: Career Development, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Governance, Government School Relationship, Labor Force Development, Politics of Education, Program Implementation, State Regulation, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.