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ERIC Number: ED293004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Training of 16- to 19-Year-Olds after Compulsory Schooling in the United States.
Stacey, Nevzer; And Others
As a follow-up to a study of education and training beyond basic schooling issued in 1985 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and in response to the OECD's request, this paper presents a detailed case study of the United States that focuses on government policies and education and training options for 16- to 19-year-olds after their compulsory schooling is completed. The paper is divided into three main sections: (1) the description of the system, which includes descriptions of the providers of education and training programs and the options available to youths in pursuing education and training; (2) issues and government policies and provisions bearing on these providers and options; and (3) a review of the research evidence on special topics related to this age group. The following are among the conclusions of the study: (1) postsecondary educational and training opportunities for this age group are diverse and flexible; (2) coordinated standards of measurement are lacking; (3) the private sector has become the dominant provider of postsecondary training; and (4) the lack of an explicit national policy produces a lack of coordination among components of the system which may make it more difficult for young people to make informed choices; at the same time, such diversity produces a wide variety of choices and second chances. Data tables and references complete the document. (KC)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For the study of which this is a follow-up, see ED 262 202.