ERIC Number: ED417286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Taking the Worry Out of Work-Based Learning. The Law, Labor & School-to-Careers.
This book contains information, case examples, resources, and ideas to help eliminate the fears of businesses with regard to legal and labor issues and get them involved in school-to-careers (STC) systems. It contains five chapters that cover the following: (1) the need for and the benefits of employer involvement in school-to-careers systems and potential barriers to their participation; (2) what the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and child labor laws have to say about placing students in the workplace and how to distinguish between employment and learning experiences; (3) why terms such as liability, workers' compensation, accident insurance, and confidentiality and bonding are not problems; (4) how to ensure that work-based learning efforts will have employers' full support--creating a safe, meaningful, and productive experience for all students; and (5) putting all the information together, with an emphasis on communication that avoids misperceptions and assures employers that, in school-to-careers, the benefits spread evenly and everybody wins. Eight appendixes include the following: 35 resources, a work-based learning opportunities chart, lists of regional wage-hour offices and state child labor contacts; application of state and federal child labor laws, and lists of state workers' compensation offices, state union contacts, and state school-to-work coordinators. (KC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Employer Employee Relationship, Labor Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
American Vocational Association, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: (800) 826-9972.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Alexandria, VA.