ERIC Number: ED462627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Success of the Students: Effects of Participation on School-to-Career Partners.
MacAllum, Keith; Charner, Ivan
The Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP) is an academically rigorous, business/labor-driven school-to-career program in Lansing, Michigan, that includes business, union, school, and parent partners and emphasizes work-based and project-based learning, team teaching, and opportunities for staff and students to establish close and ongoing interaction with employers. LAMP's impacts were evaluated in a case study involving the following data collection methods: observations; focus groups of students and employers; interviews with LAMP instructors, mentors, administrators, and others; reviews of program materials and records; and surveys of graduates of the classes of 1998 and 1999, parents of the class of 1999, and workplace personnel. Many individual employers, union members, parents, and mentors who participated in LAMP felt personally enriched by the opportunity to help young people. LAMP produced significant impacts on worksite participants' general employability skills, manufacturing skills, interest in training, and morale and productivity. LAMP also had positive impacts on worksite training practices, labor-management relations, and worker attitudes and behaviors. LAMP increased public education and school staff understanding of the power of partnerships and their understanding of manufacturing careers, and it helped administrators meet broader school-to-career and reform goals. In addition, LAMP helped parents develop more realistic expectations regarding their child's college and work ambitions. (Contains 11 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Attendance, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Corporations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employer Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Surveys, High School Seniors, High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Manufacturing Industry, Mentors, Models, Outcomes of Education, Parents, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Effectiveness, Public Education, Public Sector, School Business Relationship, Student Motivation, Unions, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Inst. for Work and Learning.