ERIC Number: ED407510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work Opportunities for Native American Youth. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Native American youth have a rich cultural heritage and traditions, but they also face such challenges as cultural alienation, geographic isolation, and unemployment. Schools must integrate these strengths and problems to provide an education that prepares Native American youth for success in careers and in life. School-to-work provides an opportunity to develop such a system. Several strategies that have succeeded, as shown by research and experience in school-to-work systems for Native American youth, include the following: (1) widespread, active partnerships; (2) innovative work-based learning; (3) innovative school-based learning; (4) career awareness and counseling; (5) professional staff development; (6) support services; (7) links to postsecondary education and training programs; and (8) use of technology. (This report contains 20 resources, including individuals, organizations, journals, and publications.) (KC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Background, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, High Schools, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, School Business Relationship
National School-to-Work Office, 400 Virginia Avenue, S.W., Room 210, Washington, DC 20024; 800-251-7236; fax: 202-401-6211; World Wide Web: http://www.stw.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.