ERIC Number: ED384745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
School-to-Work: A Guide for State Policymakers. Issue Paper No. 3. Investing in People Project.
This paper, which is intended as a guide for state policymakers, examines issues and steps in building state-level school-to-work systems. Discussed in the introduction are the state's role in creating a coherent school-to-work system. The following aspects of state-level governance, oversight, and vision are considered: setting system goals, performance benchmarks and accountability, governance, system finance, integration with school restructuring efforts, industry targeting, developing skills standards, creating links to postsecondary education, equity and universal access, and structuring a school-to-work system and program evaluation. Examined in a section on state support for local action are the following topics: local program elements, recruiting employers, technical assistance to local programs, professional development for school and workplace staff, assessment of student achievement, career counseling and guidance, financial aid for students, child labor laws, insurance and liability, and strategies for building on existing programs. Concluding the guide is a brief look at the future of school-to-work initiatives. Appended is a sampling of existing school-to-work legislation in 14 states. Contains 27 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Child Labor, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Labor Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Transitional Programs
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202 (item #3125: $15).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.; Jobs for the Future, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Note: For other Investing in People documents, see ED 370 241, ED 371 081, CE 069 387, and CE 069 407-408.