ERIC Number: ED407526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Academic Standards and School-to-Work. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
This bulletin focuses on the connection between student performance and standards that has led to reform efforts designed to set high standards and develop new ways to measure student performance. It provides an overview of national, state, and local efforts to develop standards. The bulletin then discusses these practitioner-identified approaches to help build an education system that prepares all students for further education and work: incorporating career and employability skills in standards; linking academic and occupational skill standards; engaging the public and building political support; and professional development. A chart provides a summary of National Academic Content Standards and lists subject, developer(s), and contact information. Contact and address information for three effective practices administered by the New York State Education Department, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and Massachusetts Department of Education is provided. The bulletin then lists 12 organizations that can provide further information on the topic. Brief summaries describe the organizations' focus and activities. Ten resource publications are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Federal Government, Integrated Curriculum, Labor Force Development, National Programs, Professional Development, Secondary Education, State Government, State Programs, Vocational Education
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.