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ERIC Number: ED505246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 51
A Developmental Perspective on Workplace Readiness: Preparing High School Students for Success. Research Brief, Publication #2009-24
Lippman, Laura; Keith, Julie
Child Trends
Attention has been focused for decades on the need to improve high school students' preparation for the workplace. Employers report that nearly half of their entry-level employees are inadequately prepared and lack basic communication and critical thinking skills as well as a work ethic. Although a postsecondary credential is considered necessary for today's workforce, there is also much that high schools can do to prepare students to succeed in the workplace. This brief highlights specific competencies that research has identified as necessary for a person to become a valued and skilled employee in the areas of social, cognitive, and psychological development. It also identifies strategies that high schools can use to help young adults develop these competencies. (Contains 1 chart.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Child Trends