NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED427172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Pages: 155
Abstractor: N/A
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)
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, 46 Horrabin Hall, Macomb, IL 61455; Tel: 800-637-7652 (Toll Free); e-mail: (order no. MDS-1249, $10.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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