ERIC Number: ED255765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
A Guide to Linkages between Vocational Education and Organized Labor in the United States. Research and Development Series No. 252.
Norton, Robert E.; Belcher, James O.
This guide describes successful linkage activities and programs and discusses ways in which vocational educators and administrators can develop more effective linkages with labor unions. The first two chapters outline the purpose and procedures of the feasibility study on which the guide is based. Provided next are descriptions of 24 linkage activities. Each of these descriptions includes a summary of the activity and selected examples of successful implementations of the activity in one or more States. Described next are 21 exemplary and innovative linkage programs. Each of these program descriptions includes some or all of the following: a project title, a list of project description, a project abstract, a discussion of the contributions of organized labor and vocational education to the project, a statement of the benefits of the project to both parties, and a description of critical elements. The final two chapters deal with barriers and facilitators to linkage and guidelines for developing more effective linkages between organized labor and vocational education. Appendixes to the guide include a project profile and a list of persons who responded to requests for input about linkage for this report, grouped by category, and giving name, position, and agency. A list of selected resources concludes the handbook. (MN)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Educational Cooperation, Feasibility Studies, Guidelines, Linking Agents, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Resources, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Unions, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (RD252--$12.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.