ERIC Number: ED123403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-27
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Project. Final Report.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.
The document reviews the School-to-Work Project, which has been concerned with improving and developing the school component of the job placement process. Research, design, development, and dissemination phases and results are traced from 1972-1976 through the following stages: (1) Research, 1972-74, involving a literature search to identify various approaches to school centered job placement, a national survey to ascertain the frequency and quality of placement programs, technical assistance to schools initiating or expanding job placement services, and development of six guides for job placement service development and implementation; (2) Development, 1974-75, involving the development and assessment of a Placement Services Training Curriculum Manual, aimed at education professionals; and (3) Dissemination, 1975-76, involving the distribution of project-developed materials to 17 State departments of education. Opposition to school-based job placement includes a lack of funds, the feeling that placement is not a proper function of the schools, and employer and labor organization reluctance to provide additional support due to economic conditions. It is stated that school job placement services are much more numerous than when the project began, indicating general success. (LH)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Change Strategies, Educational Research, Employment Services, Entry Workers, High School Graduates, Information Dissemination, Job Placement, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Involvement, School Role, Secondary Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.