ERIC Number: ED427207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
What Business Organizations Say about School-to-Work: An Analysis and Compendium of Organizational Materials.
This document examines employer involvement in school-to-work (STW) through the lens of seven business organizations: American Society for Training and Development; Business Coalition for Education Reform; The Business Roundtable; Committee for Economic Development; National Alliance of Business; National Association of Manufacturers; and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The first part of the document is a review of what materials published by the seven organizations have to say about the following topics: why employers are involved in STW (STW activities are consistent with and support emphasis on education reform, STW is part of a larger effort to develop a rational work force development system, STW is a strategy for economic growth); the National Employer Leadership Council Employer Participation Model (a model that was developed by the National Leadership Council and identifies ways employers can participate in STW by working with students and teachers, strengthening company practice, and building an STW system); and employer involvement in STW after the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 expires in 2001. In the remainder of the document, background information is provided on each of the organizations along with overviews of pertinent documents published by each organization. (MN)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Labor Force Development, Models, National Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Professional Associations, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2505 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.; Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC. Center for Workforce Development.