ERIC Number: ED471205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-23
Reference Count: N/A
California School-to-Career Statewide Evaluation. White Paper.
MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.; WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
This paper describes the national, state, and local contexts in which California (CA) is implementing School-to-Career (STC). Section I presents an historical view of School-to-Work (STW), describing national goals of the STW Opportunities Act 1994 (STWOA), and also discusses CA's STC efforts. Section II provides contextual information about STW implementation nationwide. It presents findings of three national studies and describes institutional participants, career awareness activities, efforts to promote access for all students, implementation of career majors, curriculum integration, and work- based learning. Section III focuses on CA, describing goals and strategies that local partnerships (LPs) are using as they implement STC. It describes how LPs are working to reach goals set by STWOA and to build their STC initiatives, giving illustrative examples of efforts related to school- and work-based learning, connecting activities, and providing access. These early quantitative findings from the LP Survey are presented: partnership participants; career awareness and development; student access; career majors; curriculum integration; and work-based learning. It addresses LPs' efforts to build a sustainable STC system. Section IV highlights implications for the Phase II Evaluation. Section V provides a comprehensive plan for evaluating CA's STC system. It describes guiding principles, major components and core data elements, and the reporting of results. Appendixes include 47 references and analyses. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Awareness, Career Development, Education Work Relationship, Equal Education, Fused Curriculum, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Research Design, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Tech Prep, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
For full text: http://www.stc.cahwnet.gov/page.asp?page=ht_white.htm&cat=content.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.; WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994