ERIC Number: ED413402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Facing the Challenge of Change: Experiences and Lessons of the School-to-Work/Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration. Final Report.
Silverberg, Marsha; Bergeron, Jeanette; Haimson, Joshua; Nagatoshi, Charles
To promote and evaluate initiatives designed to address concerns over preparing American youths for employment, the U.S. Department of Labor sponsored the School-to Work/Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration, which began in 1990 with grants to six programs. In 1992, grants were extended for 5 of these programs and added for 10 other programs. This report presents a final assessment of the early implementation efforts of these demonstration programs. These programs illustrate some lessons for future school-to-work initiatives, but do not evaluate programs according to the components of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, which was developed during the same period. The first chapter of this report describes the school-to-work movement, and chapter 2 describes how these demonstration sites recruited and selected students and the characteristics of program participants. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 discuss the approaches used to implement school-based learning, work-based learning, and integration activities. Chapters 6 and 7 examine secondary-postsecondary links and counseling and guidance. Chapter 8 discusses the roles the partners play in these initiatives, and chapter 9 presents a summary of the major findings about these programs. Three appendixes describe the demonstration sites, present student data forms, and give detailed student data tables by site. (Contains 17 tables and 17 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy and Research.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Plainsboro, NJ.