ERIC Number: ED330860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-7
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Apprenticeship, American Style: A Strategy for Expanding School and Career Opportunities. Report of a Conference (Washington, D.C., December 7, 1990).
Nothdurft, William E.
Proceedings of a conference that examined the merits of a youth apprenticeship approach for the United States are summarized in this report. Participants included representatives of business, labor, education, and government. The report follows the outline of the conference sessions, presenting a rationale for a new system of preparing noncollege-bound youth for productive membership in the nation's economic and social life, outlining principles that should guide such a system, delineating a proposed model system, critiquing the model, and responding to the criticism from advocates of youth apprenticeship. Three appendixes contain the following: (1) a list of youth apprenticeship technical assistance resources, grouped in categories of work-based learning, school-business partnerships, vocational education, curriculum development, school restructuring, and youth employment; (2) a 129-item bibliography grouped into the categories of education and work in a changing society, changes in workplace skills, the state of schools and the need for reform, the rationale for linking education and work, school improvement through business partnerships, vocational education and its reform, schooling and work--lessons from overseas, and work-based learning--current practice, future prospects; and (3) a list of youth apprenticeship programs. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Wisconsin Technical Coll., Green Bay.