ERIC Number: ED411293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Employers and Student Achievement.
Barton, Paul E.
ETS Policy Notes, v7 n2 Win 1996
Employers have played an important role in the education reform movements of the 1980s and 1990s; they have been vocal about the education deficiencies of the people they interview. They have focused on what the schools can do to improve education, but there are things that employers can do. The first thing is to make achievement matter by taking the applicant's high school record into account. Employers can also work with the schools to enhance the achievement of young people they employ on a part-time basis as they go through school. Employers can promote experience-based education and strengthen the relationship between work and education. Teachers need to understand the needs of business and the skills their students need, and employers can educate teachers in these areas. Teachers need to see and experience the workings of business first hand. Businesses can also support programs that help students choose and plan for careers. Employers are in a position to take a lead role in promoting educational reform that will bring them employees with the skills they need. (Contains four figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Experiential Learning, High School Graduates, High School Students, High Schools, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.