ERIC Number: ED480835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Capital Area Education and Careers Partnership School-to-Career Grant: An Assessment of Year Four Activities and Prospects.
Based on interviews and document analysis, an evaluation of Year 4 of the Capital Area Education and Careers Partnership (CAECP) assessed its initiatives to help youth and young adults advance their educational and workplace achievements in pursuit of satisfying, productive careers. CAECP improved school-based learning activity objectives by providing career information materials and software; expanding the speaker roster; encouraging use of Individual Academic Career Plans; and promoting credit articulation, curriculum development, academic credit for summer internships, and work-based experience evaluation. CAECP surpassed performance targets for most work-based learning activity objectives, including the following: grade 7 career awareness program; job-shadowing; work-based student and teacher learning experiences; and employer participation. It met many key connecting activity objectives, including developing linkages between institutions and curricula and increasing and improving teachers' professional development opportunities and employer participation. CAECP failed in these important areas: "for credit" student internship and modes of employer engagement. Recommendations include the following: continue to challenge the divide between academic core/college orientations and career and technology tracking; develop a performance management and measurement system; expand educator professional development opportunities; continue employer engagement strategies; expand the student summer internship program; and promote strategies to help recruit skilled instructors. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Corporate Support, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Job Shadowing, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, State Programs, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, University of Texas at Austin, 3001 Lake Austin Blvd., Suite 3.200, Austin, Texas 78703 ($4). Tel: 512-471-7891; Fax: 512-471-0585; Web site: http://www.utexas.edu/research/cshr/pubs/education.html. For full text: http://www.utexas.edu/research/cshr/pubs/CAECP.Yr4.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Texas