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ERIC Number: EJ868333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
From School to Work: What Is the School's Moral Responsibility?
Rozycki, Edward G.
Educational Horizons, v88 n1 p9-15 Fall 2009
In this article, the author talks about the school's moral responsibility and illustrates the extent that a K-12 school and its staff are responsible for its students' economic success. All school reform is based on a relatively simple model: an intervenor (the reform agent) produces change(s) in certain school variables to cause a change in certain student-outcome variables--in the case discussed here, a student's occupational fitness. The job market is a major influence on student occupational outcomes. It is an economic system's job market that defines the purposes for which schooling outcomes count as "human capital." Here, the author stresses that the perplexing question is not only why educators, schoolteachers in particular, are supposed to have major responsibility for student occupational outcomes, but also why many educators themselves are so eager to accept blame for failures beyond their control. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table and 7 notes.)
Descriptors: Human Capital, School Restructuring, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, School Responsibility, School Role, Educational Responsibility, Moral Issues, Predictor Variables, Economic Impact, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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