ERIC Number: ED469034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Presentation to Parents. School to Work: Raising Standards in New York State.
Hudson River Center for Program Development, Glenmont, NY.
This document contains materials for use in conducting a 1-hour presentation on school-to-work (STW) programs in New York State for area parents in order to elicit their support for the state's STW initiative and encourage them to share information about the initiative with others in their communities. The document begins with eight tips for delivering the presentation. Provided next is a suggested script for presenters that addresses the following topics: (1) the history and objectives of STW; (2) key principles of STW; (3) ways STW benefits parents and their children (saves time and money; promotes career decision making; provides hands-on experience; improves children's lives; achieves higher standards; teaches about a wide range of careers at an early age; and fosters skills needed for college or employment training and for making good choices); (4) facts disproving common myths regarding STW; and (5) reasons parents should support STW (competition for jobs will increase in the future; the workplace is changing; the gap between the "haves" and "have-nots" is growing); and (6) parents' role in STW. Eleven transparency masters, 6 handouts (including a 12-item bibliography of STW resources), and a sample evaluation form are also provided. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Course Selection (Students), Decision Making, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Improvement, Employment Opportunities, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Job Skills, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Parent Workshops, Persuasive Discourse, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Publicity, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Speeches, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.hudrivctr.org/stwpar.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Hudson River Center for Program Development, Glenmont, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York