ERIC Number: ED384760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work: Equitable Outcomes. Equity in Education Series.
Boland, Pat, Ed.
This booklet looks at a specific part of the diversity of students in school-to-work (STW) programs--gender in a multicultural context--to help educators, private industry, parents, and policy makers incorporate equity into their STW programs. After a brief overview of STW, the booklet outlines the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, explains the importance of school-to-work initiatives, and describes how gender-biased messages influence girls' and boys' career choices. Equitable techniques are presented that support school-to-work programs through each of their three components: work-based learning, school-based learning, and connecting activities. The booklet concludes with three sections--strategies, student equity-related competencies, and an equity checklist--that offer suggestions from equity specialists for planning and implementing STW programs that meet the needs of students. Appendixes include the following: 26 endnotes, a list of 29 readings and resources, and the names and addresses of 12 resource organizations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Multicultural Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Vocational Education
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 282, Newton, MA 02158-1060 ($4 plus $3.50 shipping; Code #2764).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. WEEA Dissemination Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994