ERIC Number: ED309296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Work Readiness: A New Promise in Minnesota's Education. Report of the Commissioner's Task Force on Education for Employment.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
This report contains the recommendations made by Minnesota's Task Force on Education for Employment, which was established in 1986 to evaluate how well that state's K-12 educational system is preparing all students for work and whether students have equal access to work-related learning experiences. The following recommendations are made: (1) the mission of Minnesota's pre-K-12 system should include the goal of preparing all graduates with the appropriate skills, information, experience, and attitudes to pursue productive work lives; (2) those who share responsibility for achieving the goal of work-ready graduates are pre-K-12 educators, students, families, business, industry, labor professionals, educational and social service agencies, postsecondary educators, and other citizens; (3) the state board of education will define and evaluate specific statewide work-readiness learner outcomes in every curricular area; (4) every local school district should ensure work-readiness learner outcomes through an integrated pre-K-12 curriculum; (5) state and local school districts should ensure a relevant and accessible process of development for administrators, teachers, and support staff; and (6) state and local systems should restructure educational delivery systems to ensure that an environment that guarantees work-ready students will be created. A rationale and description of concomitant responsibilities for each recommendation is included. A 64-item bibliography concludes the document. (CML)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota