ERIC Number: ED369912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Transition. A Texas Perspective.
Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Education of Special Populations and Adults.
This document examines the school-to-work transition issue from a state, national, and global perspective. Chapter 1 explores problems facing youths entering the job market, demands of the global marketplace and changing economy, critical skills needed by workers, and benefits of integrating academic and workplace skills in the classroom. Chapter 2 examines how the United States' chief competitors--Japan, England, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark--are educating their workers. Chapter 3 looks at models for integrating school and the workplace. Chapter 4 considers national policies and initiatives; Chapter 5 explores Texas policy and initiatives. Chapter 6 examines promising school-to-work efforts in other states. Chapter 7 looks at examples of school-to-work transition efforts and promising practices in Texas schools and communities. Chapter 8 offers examples of how teachers can integrate skills and competencies recommended by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) into classroom activities. Chapter 9 offers strategies counselors and parents can use to help prepare young people for the world of work. Chapter 10 offers suggestions on how schools and businesses can form partnerships, how teachers can incorporate job-related elements into classrooms, and how employers can support the school-to-work transition process. Appendixes include the following lists of resources: publications, newsletters, national organizations, Texas organizations, tech prep consortia contact persons, state-level contacts, and regional contacts for federal and state programs. An index is provided. Contains 91 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Education of Special Populations and Adults.
Identifiers - Location: Texas