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ERIC Number: ED329806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Transition: Its Role in Achieving Universal Literacy. ERIC Digest No. 106.
Imel, Susan
Although the goal of universal literacy in the United States refers specifically to the literacy of adults, significant progress toward the goal is dependent to a great extent upon educational experiences prior to adulthood. Encouraging business involvement in strengthening the connection between school and work acknowledges the interrelationship of a literate adult population and its prior educational experiences. School-to-work transitions of noncollege-bound youth are needed to overcome the disconnection between education and work. During the past decade, business involvement with schools has increased. As a result, progress has been made toward achieving the objective of business involvement in strengthening the connection between education and work. In some communities, business leaders are entering into a new form of collaboration, known as work-education partnerships. Although work-education partnerships vary by their nature, effective partnerships share a number of common elements. Successful partnerships use brokers to develop links among all players, involve the right players, ensure commitment by developing a sense of ownership among the various organizations, develop a formal plan, establish an organization to manage the operation, and cultivate and maintain the partnership. (8 references) (YLB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.