ERIC Number: ED272635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Reconnecting Youth: The Next Stage of Reform. A Report from the Business Advisory Commission.
This report suggests ways in which educational and business leaders can work together to address the problems of a growing proportion of young people who are not making successful transitions from school to productive adult lives. Different types of at-risk students are identified, and factors behind their disconnection from school via dropping out, and work, are detailed. Teenage unemployment is disproportionately high, and minority unemployment is even higher. Next, recommendations are presented to education leaders, business, government, and social service leaders, and policy makers. Leaders in all sectors are called upon to raise the visibility of the problem, sponsor debate, replicate successful programs, and take the necessary risks to restructure inefficient bureaucracies and create a competitive climate for ideas. Successful programs in both the private and public sectors are described. Finally, the report lists the members of the Business Advisory Commission. A six-page list of recommended readings is included. (KH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Youth Employment, Youth Problems
ECS Distribution Center, 1860 Lincoln Street, #300, Denver, CO 80295 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.