ERIC Number: ED320947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
From School to Work. Policy Information Report.
Barton, Paul E.
Information is provided concerning efforts to improve institutional arrangements for the transition from school to work of high school graduates. Half of all high school graduates move into the workforce, but the attention given this group is almost always in terms of whether they are academically and vocationally equipped before they leave school. The transition into the world of work is usually left to chance. This report focuses on five aspects of the school-to-work transition in the United States: (1) the gradual transition that many high school graduates experience because of part-time work and whether schools and employers can cooperate to facilitate this transition; (2) the fit between classroom skills and workplace skills; (3) the information processing skills high school graduates have and need; (4) efforts to improve the integration of academic and vocational education; and (5) existing people, services, and information that help students in this transition. The information supporting these discussions is derived from a number of sources, including studies conducted by the Educational Testing Service. The nation must deal with non-college-bound students without resorting to a second class educational track that closes off opportunities. Reference notes are provided, and 2 tables and 14 figures summarize the information. (SLD)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, High School Graduates, High Schools, Job Placement, Noncollege Bound Students, School Effectiveness, School Role, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
Educational Testing Service, Publications Order Service, P.O. Box 6736, Princeton, NJ 08541 (item order number 204840, $3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A