ERIC Number: ED401456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Topic Emphases in Documents Relating School-to-Work to the Public Education System in Ohio.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Twenty-seven documents identified as critical to relating school-to-work to Ohio's public education system were analyzed to determine their topic emphasis. The Ohio School-to-Work Glossary, School-to-Work Opportunities Act, Goals 2000, Ohio Teacher Standards, and Ohio Curriculum Standards were used to develop a 10-category framework for the analysis. The documents were scanned, converted into Microsoft Word-readable files, and analyzed with VBPro to categorize their content in accordance with the project-developed category framework. The analysis results were used to develop various tables and figures that allow users to locate specific words, determine the frequency with which they are used in the documents as a set and individually, and determine the primary topics emphasized in a document. Among the main conclusions of the content analysis were the following: (1) the documents place a very high emphasis on academics and learner standards; (2) higher education, parental and community involvement, and work-based learning are also emphasized, but to a much lesser extent than academics and learner standards; (3) lifelong learning receive the least emphasis; and (4) the orientation of the materials is more heavily school based than work based. (Fifty-one tables/figures constitute the bulk of this document.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio