ERIC Number: ED411444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
School-to-Work Glossary of Terms.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
This glossary defines 67 terms that comprise a "common language" for those involved with the school-to-work approach to learning. Where possible, definitions are pulled from the School-to-Work Opportunities Act. Generally, most definitions are derived from the meanings the terms have acquired through use. The more complex definitions are illustrated with examples. The terms, in alphabetical order, are as follows: adopt-a-school; all aspects of industry; all students; apprenticeship; benchmarking; block scheduling; career academy; career days/career fairs; career exposure; career major/pathway; career map; clinical experiences; compact; connecting activities; consortium; contextual learning; curriculum alignment; disability; dual enrollment; entrepreneurial projects; general track; Goals 2000; high performance workplace; high school completion; integrated curriculum; international benchmarks; internships; job rotation; job shadowing; labor market area; learning objectives, performance measures, and performance standards; local partnership; mentors; National Skill Standards Board; nontraditional occupation and employment; occupational cluster; on-the-job training; portfolio; private career school; Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS); school-sponsored enterprise; school-to-work coordinator; School-to-Work Opportunities Program; school tutors; service learning; skill certificate; skill standard; state educational agency; team-teaching; tech prep; technical education; thinking skills; work-based learning; and youth apprenticeship. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Basic Skills, Career Academies, Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Cooperative Education, Disabilities, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, Glossaries, Integrated Curriculum, Limited English Speaking, On the Job Training, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Tech Prep, Technical Education, Work Experience Programs
National School-to-Work Learning & Information Center, 400 Virginia Avenue, SW, Room 210, Washington, DC 20024; phone: (800)251-7236.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.