ERIC Number: ED416392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Eight Key School-to-Work System Building Elements. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
The School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 puts in place a framework to help state and local partnerships in their efforts to build systems that help young people make the transition from school to careers and lifelong learning. School-to-work does not establish new programs; instead, it synthesizes existing models and programs to make systemic changes in the way youth are educated and prepared for work and life. Eight core elements have been identified as essential in building school-to-work systems: (1) opportunities for all youth; (2) a continuum of school-to-work elements in the core curriculum; (3) professional development; (4) exploration of all aspects of an industry; (5) employer and labor union involvement; (6) support for career majors; (7) establishment of substate structures; and (8) promotion of accountability. (This bulletin includes a brief explanation of each of the eight elements. Following each explanation is a state or local example of a school-to-work initiative that incorporates the system element. A list of contacts for each example ends the bulletin.) (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Federal Legislation, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.stw.ed.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.