ERIC Number: ED367896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
School Reform and Youth Transition. Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography.
Fraser, Bryna Shore; And Others
This literature review focuses on the school-to-work transition, especially as it relates to school reform. The dual focus of the review highlights issues surfacing from research and evaluation of theory and practice in the field, as well as review and evaluation of programs that fall under three types of school-to-work transition reform initiatives: programs that integrate work into learning experiences; curricular links between academic and vocational disciplines; and transition, counseling, and information programs. Information for the literature review was gathered in the following ways: searches of the in-house collection of the Academy for Educational Development; direct contact with targeted organizations and individuals, information from databases that abstract books and journal articles; and a review of recent publications, journals, conference programs, and bibliographies. The review is organized in nine sections that cover the following topics: (1) the impact of economic, political, and technological change; (2) core transition components and school reform; (3) workforce readiness; (4) articulation between academic and vocational skills; (5) contextual education; (6) international approaches to the school-to-work transition; (7) apprenticeship in the United States; (8) youth work experience in naturally occurring jobs; and (9) school-business collaboration and partnerships. Each section consists of an introduction that synthesizes the information contained in the 157 annotated entries in the second half of the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Publications, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Inst. for Work and Learning.