ERIC Number: ED416395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
School-to-Work in Middle Schools. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
School-to-work efforts in the middle school provide students with in-depth exposure to a variety of careers. School-to-work efforts at the middle school level also help students identify their interests, aptitudes, and abilities. Key components of middle school school-to-work include the opportunity for students to do the following: build fundamental skills; assess personal aptitudes, abilities, and interests; participate in career exploration activities; build the connection between academic skills and the future; and set goals and develop a 4-year plan. Two examples of schools that incorporate elements of effective practices of school-to-work into middle school include Public School/Middle School 95, Bronx, New York and Applied Learning Academy, Fort Worth, Texas. (Resources listed include 6 examples of effective practices, 5 organizations, and 12 publications.) (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, 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: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.