ERIC Number: ED404538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Employers and Schools Working Together To Improve Student Achievement. High Schools That Work. Site Development Guide #7. Business and Education.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This guide was developed for the Southern Regional Education Board's High Schools that Work (HSTW) program in order to help employers and educators work together to raise student achievement by making high school valuable and relevant. Its purpose is to involve employers in the HSTW effort to build community support for higher-quality learning by all students. Using examples from HSTW sites, it presents what employers, working with schools, can do to support higher student achievement. The following topics are covered: making high schools work, business support for high standards, high school students who work, employers as partners in teaching and learning, making achievement count in hiring, students making choices through career guidance, getting teachers and educators into the workplace, and how employers can take a leadership role in the community. The guide also contains the following: goals and key practices of the High Schools that Work initiative; a matrix of opportunities for local employers to work directly with schools and students, keyed to career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation by grade level and length of activity; and suggestions for ways that employers can help recognize high school students' outstanding achievement. (KC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, High School Students, High Schools, Job Skills, School Business Relationship, Standards, Student Employment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.