ERIC Number: ED337635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
How Much Does a Youth Apprenticeship Program Cost, and Who Will Pay for It? Lessons from Some Long-Standing School-to-Work Programs and Youth Apprenticeship Programs under Development. A Working Paper.
Roditi, Hannah Finan
In exploring the integration of school and work, the question arises as to what secondary school programs will cost and who will pay. Jobs for the Future explored strategies that offer a more structured transition from high school to high skills careers for young people who are unlikely to complete college. The youth apprenticeship programs combine learning-by-doing under the tutelage of experts with the personal and professional development of young people. These programs suggest that school-to-career transition programs cost more than regular high school. Funding comes from a wide variety of sources. School districts and state departments of education are motivated by their interest in reducing dropout rates and ensuring greater student success. Three alternative models for effective and cost-efficient programs are (1) the independent teacher team; (2) the partially independent teacher team; and (3) no independent teacher team. Among the lessons drawn from case study examples of these models are the following: (1) provide incentives for schools and districts to participate; (2) allow enough development time; (3) give teachers responsibility, including hiring power; (4) provide for joint planning and teacher development; (5) provide student counseling; and (6) hold summer orientation. (Appendices provide information on design, staffing, budgets, start-up funding, and maintenance funding of the six case study programs.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Administrators, Apprenticeships, Case Studies, Counseling Services, Dropout Rate, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, High Schools, Incentives, Outcomes of Education, Personnel Selection, Program Costs, Program Development, School Orientation, School Schedules, Student Development, Teacher Role, Teaching Models, Team Teaching, Transfer of Training, Work Study Programs, Youth Programs
Jobs for the Future, Inc., 48 Grove Street, Somerville, MA 02144 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Inc., West Somerville, MA.