ERIC Number: ED435839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of School-to-Work Implementation in Selected Charter Schools. Research Report.
Three charter schools in southern Arizona--Pimeria Alta High School, Vail Charter High School, and VISION High School--were profiled to ascertain the role of school-to-work (STW) in charter schools. The profiles focused on the following: students' and parents' characteristics and reasons for selecting a charter school; and available facilities, support staff, and support networks. In addition, each school's superintendent/head administrator described her school's STW component, its replication potential, and barriers to implementation of STW. The following were among the many similarities between charter schools and the STW concept identified: (1) both were rooted in current public sentiment; (2) both addressed the concern of how to make communities more responsible for preparing children for the future; and (3) both operated on the belief that curricula should link learning to the world beyond the classroom and allow students to explore ideas based on their own interests. At all three charter schools, STW systems were aiding in the observation and documentation of students' progress through partnerships with local businesses and organizations. (The report contains 10 references. Appended are transcripts of interviews with each school's superintendent/head administrator and statistical graphs on the three schools.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Charter Schools, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, High Schools, Outcomes of Education, Parent Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Creative Research Associates, Inc., Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994