ERIC Number: ED155316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Community Education/Work Collaboration: A Massachusetts Perspective.
McClain, Thomas W.; Sockol, Richard A.
This program guide on establishing community education/work (E/W) linkages presents a variety of program options which have been tested at twelve Massachusetts E/W linkage sites. Community E/W linkages are defined as arrangements among members of the community to facilitate the transition of young people between institutional education and whatever is to follow, e.g., work or further education. The content is presented in six chapters. The first one provides an introduction to E/W collaboration and explains how to contact the twelve Massachusetts E/W linkages for additional information. The second chapter on the change process discusses eleven factors to consider prior to implementing an E/W linkage. Ten steps are presented for establishing a linkage. Chapter 3 examines five major dimensions of E/W linkages: goals, program objectives, process, organizational structure, and community involvement. The interaction of these five dimensions and the effects of this interaction on the twelve Massachusetts linkages is analyzed in chapter 4. Also, factors to be considered prior to the initiation of a linkage are identified. The guide then continues with chapter 5 on exemplary programs in Massachusetts. The last chapter contains brief descriptions of the twelve Massachusetts E/W linkages. A bibliography of relevant publications and resources is appended. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Career Development, Community Involvement, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Guides, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, State Programs, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Inst. for Governmental Services.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts