ERIC Number: ED039349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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From School to Work; A Pilot Study.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Guidance.
The problems which youth face in the transition from school to work are complex and challenging. Such problems have been conceptualized into a model which relates specific problems to dimensions of self and environment in three developmental stages: (1) pretransitional--the life period before an individual is activated to seeking his first full-time job, (2) transitional--marked by activation to seek first full-time employment, occurring during grade 12 for about one-half of high school students, and (3) post-transitional-the first job. Using this model, perceptions of the vocational development of New York youth were obtained from staff members in 40 schools, 27 employers, and 14 new workers. Suggestions for programs, activities, and facilities are tabulated by problem area, and public factors are ranked by strength score. The strongest trasitional needs were identified in areas of preparatory education and training, occupational information, self-actualization, worker role, job placement, mobility, and occupational mobility. There was no attempt to investigate causative factors; however, some causal inferences are drawn. Recommendations are included. (CH)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Guidance.