ERIC Number: ED352547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Designing Effective Education-Work Linkages. Issues in Education & Work. Issue Paper No. 1.
Phelps, L. Allen
A number of premises undergird the emerging relationships between education and work. The first nine suppositions suggest more powerful ways to conceptualize the substantive elements of schooling, emphasizing curriculum, instruction, and counseling and guidance. The final three focus on the organizational management aspects of education and work linkages. Effective practices for several principles are documented and described in the literature: integration-focused initiatives; practices ensuring active partnership of parents and role models; practices embracing the principle of continuous, functional context learning; practices enhancing economic and work concepts related to the global marketplace and addressing issues of equity and diversity on the domestic scene; strategies aimed at improving school-to-work transitions; and practices helping students better understand learning-at-work expectations. Practices have been implemented that illustrate the organizational and management premises of teacher use of research-based knowledge, effective patterns of collaborative leadership, and comprehensive assessment strategies. Any major educational redesign effort should include minimally these three organizational and curricular arrangements: provisions for curricular integrations, experiential learning, and formal and direct linkage of high school settings with both post-school education and work environments. (Contains 10 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Education, Change Strategies, Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, School Effectiveness, Vocational Education
Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., 1025 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706-1796.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center on Education and Work.