ERIC Number: ED413450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting Ohio's Need To Know about School-to-Work.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
A needs assessment was conducted with six stakeholder groups in Ohio concerned with school-to-work (STW) transition (including educators on all levels, teacher educators, and administrators of STW regions, tech prep consortia, and Private Industry Councils) to determine if they need and would use a proposed STW clearinghouse. The needs assessment involved questionnaires sent to 1,956 persons, with a response from 573 (29 percent). Results included the following: (1) a strong majority of respondents would access a clearinghouse; (2) print and electronic access, along with personal contact, are preferred; (3) respondents are primarily interested in "how to" information about curriculum, instructional materials, working with partners, and developmental initiatives; (4) at present, respondents primarily read print materials and use personal contacts to learn about STW. Recommendations were made to establish a work force development clearinghouse that would use a variety of delivery systems, emphasize personal contact, develop strong connections with professional development activities, develop materials to support increased awareness about STW, adjust to changing client needs, emphasize practical information, and avoid duplication of existing resources. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio