ERIC Number: ED413542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
School to Work, College and Career: A Review of Policy, Practice, and Results 1993-1997.
Urquiola, Miguel; Stern, David; Horn, Ilana; Dornsife, Carolyn; Chi, Bernadette; Williams, Lea; Merritt, Donna; Hughes, Katherine; Bailey, Thomas
This report, which is directed toward policymakers, educators, employers, researchers, and others interested in the school-to-work (STW) movement, synthesizes literature on the development and effectiveness of STW programs since 1993. Part I provides an overview of the STW movement and examines the effectiveness of STW efforts in terms of available information on early labor market instability and subsequent outcomes. Federal and state policies in the years 1990-1995 and recent network-building efforts are reviewed in part 2. The following implementation issues are considered in part 3: integration of vocational and academic curricula in high schools and in community colleges; considerations in and strategies for linking secondary and postsecondary education; work-based learning; employer participation; and out-of-school youth. Part 4 summarizes recent evaluations and research studies that have measured STW program results in terms of performance at school or success in the labor market. Discussed in part 5 are continuing and emerging issues in the STW movement, including whether states can fit STW systems into coherent education policy frameworks and whether STW partnerships will become important, sustainable institutions. The report contains 302 references and 23 tables. Appended are the responses to a 1995 telephone survey. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Literature Reviews, Out of School Youth, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Synthesis, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, Western Illinois University, 46 Horrabin Hall, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-1144, $22).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994