ERIC Number: ED427172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Order from Chaos. State Efforts to Reform Workforce Development Systems.
Grubb, W. Norton; Badway, Norena; Bell, Denise; Chi, Bernadette; King, Chris; Herr, Julie; Prince, Heath; Kazis, Richard; Hicks, Lisa; Taylor, Judith Combes
This book describes a 10-state study of work force development efforts in Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin. The book is organized in eight sections. Section 1 describes the overall visions and practices that states have created, examining the difficulties in implementing these visions in section 2. Section 3 analyzes the local-state relationships in the 10 states. Section 4 then details the roles of employers, whose participation is often seen as critical. Section 5 examines the special place of welfare "reform," which has been particularly mandating to state efforts to create coherent work force development programs. Section 6 summarizes the different meanings of coordination and system-building, presenting a hierarchy of coordination efforts as well as highlighting issues of quality. Section 7 clarifies the contradictions in state policies, pinpointing the special difficulties that have affected many states. Section 8 outlines the implications for state and federal policy, including a note on the likely effects of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. (Contains 79 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Change Strategies, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, State Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998