ERIC Number: ED339875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
States and Communities on the Move: Policy Initiatives To Create a World-Class Workforce.
William T. Grant Foundation, Washington, DC. Commission on Work, Family, and Citizenship.
This report identifies promising and innovative responses to employment-related education reform. Chapter 1 is an overview of the challenge of building a world-class work force. Chapters 2-10 present 50 examples of policy initiatives in digest form, organized into nine themes; each digest provides the name of a contact. Chapter 2 discusses new planning structures for human resource investment policies in Oregon, Massachusetts, Washington, New Jersey, Indiana, New York, and California. Chapter 3 reports on comprehensive school-to-employment programs in Oregon and Wisconsin and on planning councils in Vermont, Minnesota, and New York. Chapter 4 considers student apprenticeship in Arkansas, Oregon, and Pennsylvania; a regional effort; and planning grants. Chapter 5 describes the Indiana Tech Prep Curriculum Model and other state and local efforts. Chapter 6 cites statewide policies related to youth community service in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Maryland. Chapter 7 discusses business and education partnerships in Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, Georgia, and Maryland. Chapter 8 describes alternative learning centers in New Jersey, Kentucky, New York, and Minnesota and examples of an innovative use of the federal Job Corps. Chapter 9 notes postsecondary initiatives in New York, Rhode Island, Michigan, Louisiana, Maryland, Washington, and Kansas. Chapter 10 reports on creative funding mechanisms in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Florida. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Community Programs, Community Services, Corporate Support, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Labor Force Development, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, School Business Relationship, School Support, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Tax Allocation, Tax Effort, Technology, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
William T. Grant Foundation Commission on Work, Family, and Citizenship, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William T. Grant Foundation, Washington, DC. Commission on Work, Family, and Citizenship.