ERIC Number: ED255730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Technological Literacy: What Industry Can Offer. Ideas for Action in Education and Work.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.
This report represents actual business and industry practices to support schools as reported by business and industry representatives, teachers, state and local administrators, and professional and trade organizations. These efforts are divided into (1) direct services to students, (2) skill enrichment for teachers, (3) contributions, and (4) policy development. Each practice is briefly described. These types of direct services to students are discussed: visitations to trade shows; onsite use of equipment; tutors; job shadowing; loaned personnel; student work experience/cooperative education; hosting classes; field trips, tours, visits; career days, tele/video communications; display/mobile units; sponsorship of events; and youth organizations. These types of skill enrichment for teachers are described: trade missions, internships, inservice classes, and open enrollment in industry classes. Contributions include donated equipment, financial support, awards for excellence, hidden support, and materials and software. These forms of policy development are covered: advisory committees, technical assistance, and job market analysis. Ways in which schools can provide services to local business and industry in return for private sector help are then described, including instruction in school or work site, use of school facilities/resources, subcontracts and sales of products and services, and management assistance. Print and equipment resources and resource organizations are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Industry, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Skills, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Assistance, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.