ERIC Number: ED381686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Countdown to Graduation [and] School Transition Theory: The Handover Card Process.
Pautler, Albert J.
Students, especially those who are not going on to higher education after high school graduation, have little information about where to turn for help the day after high school graduation. These young people need support and encouragement in making plans for their future. Students, their parents, and school staffs all share responsibility for the successful transition of high school graduates to the next phase of their career. Every school district in the United States needs to develop and implement some type of school transition program for their graduates. A "handover card" could be developed to assist districts in developing a management information system and district accountability system. A meaningful attempt at career development would begin well before the senior year; it would begin when the students enter the school system or at least when they enter high school. Schools, students, and parents can implement specific steps as a "countdown to graduation" 6 months before the event. Then, each graduate should be given a "handover card" that would supply information to the next school, organization, or employer to which the graduate goes. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, High Schools, Noncollege Bound Students, School Role
A. J. Pautler, 468 Baldy Hall, State University of New York-Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260 ($2).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Audience: Students; Parents; Practitioners
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