ERIC Number: ED381669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Transition and Its Role in the Systemic Reform of Education: The Experience of Jefferson County, Kentucky, and the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Education Reform and School-to-Work Transition Series.
Kyle, Regina M. J.
The role of school-to-work transition in the broader context of K-12 systemic reform was examined by way of a case study of Jefferson County, Kentucky, before and after passage of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) in 1990. The systemic approaches toward school-to-work transition as part of educational reform that were developed and implemented in the Jefferson County Public Schools were examined from the standpoints of the role of the state, district, and community infrastructures and the following external building blocks--federal policy and programs and national business and foundation support. Models of career/technical education restructuring and magnet career academies were developed, and specific examples of successful approaches and strategies for incorporating work force education as an element of systemic reform were identified. It was concluded that school-to-work transition should be part of a more comprehensive and strategic approach to educating students and that transition activities should be a regular part of the education process for all students. (Appended is a discussion of the relationship between systemic school reform in Jefferson County and the KERA.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Magnet Schools, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Schools, School Districts, State Legislation, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990