ERIC Number: ED293004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Articulation (Education), Delivery Systems, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Federal Government, Government Role, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, State Government, Technical Education, Young Adults
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: 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.