ERIC Number: ED408476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Navigating the Transition from School to Work: A Briefing Paper.
Michigan State Council on Vocational Education, Lansing.
This briefing paper offers information to continue the process of creating linkages among the many stakeholders interested in helping adolescents successfully move into adult work roles. An introduction discusses some broad policy issues such as creating seamlessness through reducing the confusion caused by a lack of coordination and strengthening the linkages with employers. Chapter 1 reviews current initiatives at state and federal levels to develop school-to-work (STW) projects: quality amendments to Public Act 25; School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) 1994; Goals 2000: Educate America Act; Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; and Michigan's STW initiative. Chapter 2 discusses program options in STW according to their functional area: school-based, work-based, or connecting activities. Chapter 3 focuses on evaluating the new roles to be played by the involved parties under the evolving STW regime. Chapter 4 discusses the issues of accountability and access, the general program requirements for which the STWOA describes while leaving the specifics of development and integration with other programs up to the individual states. It covers access for special populations, standards, skills certificates, assessment, and funding. Chapter 5 offers suggestions for integration of STW with other efforts, STW programming, accountability, and funding. Appendixes include models for Michigan, online resources, and 62 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Secondary Education, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education, 230 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (order no. PP-6).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Council on Vocational Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan