ERIC Number: ED450220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
New Rules, New Roles: Preparing All Young People for a Changing World. A Report on Career Exploration and Preparation for Young People.
Conescu, Rachel; Lewis, Anne; Mackinnon, Ann; Weissberg, Alan
This publication describes the following six programs designed to improve education and employment preparation for adolescents and funded by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds: (1) High Schools that Work, a national initiative that assists more than 1,000 high schools in 22 states as they upgrade their rigor and improve their quality of instruction; (2) the Career Academy Support Network that assists in the development of career academies--small, thematically-focused schools that integrate academic and career curricula, give personal support to students, and create linkages with employers; (3) Communities and Schools for Career Success builds connections between schools and communities to provide career-related experiences for young people; (4) Benchmark Communities Initiative provides project- and work-based learning experiences for students, integrates academic and career-related curricula, and helps school systems assess student progress; (5) National Youth Corps Training Program of the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps offers work experience, education, skills training and counseling to low-income young people ages 16 -25 who have left school with inadequate skills; and (6) YouthBuild Affiliated Network provides technical assistance and training to 70 local programs that voluntarily pledge to meet high standards of quality. The program descriptions include an outline of the distinctive features of the program model; a closer look at the people involved; and lessons learned. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Academies, Career Choice, Career Education, Change Strategies, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Employment Programs, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Job Training, Occupational Information, Out of School Youth, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Work Experience Programs, Young Adults, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.