ERIC Number: ED391885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Learning To Work: How Parents Nurture the Transition from School to Work and Family Matters...in School to Work Transition.
Way, Wendy L.; Rossman, Marilyn Martin
This publication consists of two research updates. The first, "Learning to Work: How Parents Nurture the Transition from School to Work," highlights conclusions from the study, "Lessons from Life's First Teacher: The Role of the Family in Adolescent and Adult Readiness for School-to-Work Transition," which offers an analysis of how families contribute to work-related learning. Its intended audience is parents. It describes two views of family involvement, discusses family pressures, and lists behaviors of proactive families that make significant contributions to the welfare of their members and the strength of the national work force. It also lists strategies that proactive families use to support learning and examples of work values found among proactive families. Sources of assistance for parents to use to enhance the family's capacity to nurture work-related development are cited. Seven resources for further information are listed. The second update, "Family Matters...in School-to-Work Transition," is intended for educational leaders and policymakers. It discusses the importance of families in the school-to-work transition and assumptions that have limited the recognition of the family's role. Drawing on the same study as the first update, this report addresses three topics: proactive, inactive, and authoritarian families; family work values that improve school-to-work readiness; and ways families influence work readiness. Policy recommendations are made. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Family Influence, Family Involvement, Family Role, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, 46 Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-807, $2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.