ERIC Number: ED427192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles in Connecting Learning and Work. State Initiatives.
DeLuca, Diana M.
This report contains profiles of initiatives in the 50 states and Puerto Rico to connect learning and work. Learning and work initiatives combine education reform, workforce preparation and economic development to prepare individuals for a lifetime of learning, citizenship, and career success. The profiles are drawn from state applications for grants under the federal School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994. The profiles indicate that each state is moving forward on some or all parts of the agenda, such as the following: (1) raising academic expectations for all students while integrating more applied and entrepreneurial learning into the classroom; (2) documenting student achievement through testing or performance assessment that lead to academic and skills certificates; (3) providing meaningful learning and career exploration opportunities for students in the workplace where they can apply their knowledge in real-world settings; (4) coordinating state services and achieving a unified vision or set of goals for education; (5) building joint programs among K-12 education and two- and four-year college campuses; and (6) including employers, parents, and the community as partners in the education process. Each state profile consists of some or all of these parts: an overview, education practice, legislation and policy, coordinating structure, implementation strategy, higher education involvement, evaluation, special programs, notes, contact person, and sources. (KC)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Institutional Cooperation, Integrated Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Amoco Foundation, Inc., Chicago, IL.; Travelers Companies Foundation, Hartford, CT.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994