ERIC Number: ED354410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Combining School and Work: Options in High Schools and Two-Year Colleges.
This report examines a variety of options that are being implemented in schools and in school-business partnerships to train workers for the increasingly technical and changing jobs of the future. The report contains eight sections that cover the following topics: (1) joining supply-side and demand-side policy at the local level (educational planning to provide workers for jobs and jobs for workers); (2) apprenticeship (the German system, the U.S. system, and possibilities for expanding apprenticeship); (3) cooperative education--CO-OP (federal support, prevalence of CO-OP, effects on employment, and expanding CO-OP); (4) school-based enterprise--SBE (studies of SBEs in the United States, an exemplary program of SBE, and possibilities for expanding SBE); (5) vocational academies (historical perspective, evaluations, and possibilities for expansion); (6) tech-prep and 2 + 2 programs linking high schools with two-year colleges (examples of tech-prep programs and ways of expanding them); (7) school-business partnerships and ways of expanding them; and (8) improving the options for students. (Contains 94 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, School Business Relationship, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.