ERIC Number: ED317738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May-3
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Transition for At-Risk Populations: How to Bridge the Gap.
Philippi, Jorie W.
At-risk program participants, those students who are in danger of not making a successful transition from school or preemployment training programs to productive lives, usually remain on the fringes of the economy. Instruction in school-to-work curricula is designed to help students obtain jobs, but seldom addresses the issues of the ongoing use of learning skills required for retaining a job. Teaching the transferable processes that are embedded in basic skill applications, and that are necessary for competent performance of job tasks in the workplace, prepares students for the lifelong learning required for success. By working proactively as partners with the business community and applying the findings of instructional research to curriculum development at the local level, educators can play a major role in shaping the future U.S. work force. (Three figures on applications of reading skills, writing skills, and computation and problem solving skills found in the workplace are included in the paper.) (CML)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Reading Association (New Orleans, LA, May 3, 1989).