ERIC Number: ED369940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Learning through Work: Designing and Implementing Quality Worksite Learning for High School Students. School-to-Work Transition Project.
Goldberger, Susan; And Others
This technical assistance guide is written to help practitioners and policymakers involve large numbers of employers in providing high quality learning experiences in the workplace. Section I discusses the challenge of the school-to-work transition and guiding principles for new efforts. Section II focuses on strategies for recruiting and maintaining meaningful employer involvement. Through lessons from the field, it provides advice to help new programs do the following: clarify roles and responsibilities of participating employers, target employers who are most likely to participate, approach employers in ways they trust, and maintain and deepen employer participation. Section III focuses on how to organize, structure, deliver, and assess learning experiences at the worksite. It is organized around 10 basic design elements that begin with the nature of the partnership and its goals, move through the structure and content of the workplace experiences and how they are reinforced in the classroom, and conclude with discussions of the academic, social, and administrative support systems for a successful program. Section IV addresses common implementation challenges in a question and answer format: student recruitment and selection, student attendance and performance, transportation and scheduling, insurance and liability, child labor laws, paying students for work, building good relations with workers and organized labor, and scale and cost issues. Appendixes include sample contracts, learning plans, assessment tools, a student evaluation form, and program descriptions. Contains 30 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Note: Additional support provided by Aetna Foundation, Metropolitan Life Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Ford Foundation, Ambrose Monell Foundation, Alcoa Foundation, and Exxon Corporation. For related documents, see ED 356 322 and CE 066 377.