ERIC Number: ED329688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-14
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Transition Strategies. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education and Health of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
This document reports written and oral testimony given at a Congressional hearing on problems in the education of noncollege-bound youth in the United States. Testimony was given by Representatives James H. Scheuer and Olympia J. Snowe; Franklin Frazier, General Accounting Office; Raymond J. Uhalde, Employment and Training Administration; Marc S. Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy; and Gordon M. Ambach, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Witnesses cited early lack of academic skills as the root of later school problems and also noted the lack of bridges between schools and the business world as a problem for youths finding work after high school. They also cited experiences with school-to-work transition programs in other countries for their applications to U.S. education. The witnesses suggested a role for the government in creating such programs. Other approaches suggested included alternative learning methods, workplace training, and increased development of school-business relationships. (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Hearings, High School Students, Noncollege Bound Students, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.