ERIC Number: ED469038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Work-Based Learning: A Resource Guide for Change.
Hudson River Center for Program Development, Glenmont, NY.
This document is intended to provide New York schools, business/industry representatives, and others with resources to develop or further refine work-based learning (WBL) strategies or components. Section 1 presents background information on the following topics: (1) the scope of WBL; (2) foundations for the development of WBL; (3) categories of WBL (visits to workplaces, volunteer experience, employment); and (4) program operation (budgeting, staffing, scheduling, marketing, safeguarding, restructuring, recordkeeping). Section 2 presents detailed practitioner-focused information about the following types of WBL activities: field trips; job shadowing; service learning; career exploration internship programs; other unpaid internships; youth jobs; subsidized employment training; youth-run enterprises; cooperative education and paid internships; and apprenticeships. The following information is provided for each type of WBL activity: purpose; program activities; program format (including scheduling, appropriate grade level, and program length); staffing requirements; applicable regulations; marketing strategies; and financial, program development, and assessment requirements. Each model is also followed by case studies illustrating programs currently operating in New York State. The final 60% of the document consists of 15 appendixes that include various guidelines, glossaries, and other resources addressing topics such as the following: WBL for students with disabilities; preparing young women for higher-wage careers; service learning projects; and essential skills and dispositions. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Exploration, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Cooperative Education, Definitions, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Glossaries, Guidelines, Internship Programs, Job Training, Learning Activities, Nontraditional Occupations, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Records (Forms), Resource Materials, School Business Relationship, State Legislation, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach, Womens Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
For full text (Text): http://www.hudrivctr.org/wbl.pdf. For full text (Appendices): http://www.hudrivctr.org/appendix.pdf. For full text (Forms): http://www.hudrivctr.org/wblforms.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