ERIC Number: ED416391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
All Aspects of an Industry. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Major changes in the workplace have profound implications for education systems. School-to-work reform, in response to the changing educational and training needs of the work force, emphasizes the importance of an "all aspects of an industry" approach to learning. This approach integrates vocational and academic education for the purpose of producing well-rounded individuals prepared to continue learning in either postsecondary institutions or the workplace. The following strategies may be used to incorporate an all-aspects of an industry approach into school-to-work systems: (1) take inventory of existing projects and classes; (2) expand work-based learning opportunities; (3) redesign school curricula; (4) encourage school-based enterprises; and (5) develop teacher internships. Examples of effective practices include the Oakland Health and Bioscience Academy in Oakland, California, and the Rindge School of Technical Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Resources listed include five organizations and five publications.) (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Experiential Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, On the Job Training, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
National School-to-Work Learning and Information Center, 400 Virginia Avenue, Room 150, Washington, DC 20024; 800-251-7236; e-mail: email@example.com; http://www.stw.ed.gov
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.