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Finley, Amy, Comp.; Scott, Darryl, Comp. – 1995
A core component of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, work-based learning refers to programs that provide students with exposure to or actual experiences in workplaces. Typical work-based learning programs include youth apprenticeship, internship, job shadowing, cooperative education, and mentoring. This document contains reprints of seven…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Bibliographies, Career Development, Career Education
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Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L., Ed. – 1994
The papers in this collection describe how education is being reinvented in urban school systems in the United States. Selections discuss the urban landscape, the social context of schooling, and the theory and practice of multiculturalism. Papers include: (1) "Introduction: Reinventing Urban Education" (Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz); (2) "The…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Merritt, Donna – Centerfocus, 1996
Two models of skill standards development and skill certification--the professional model and the skill components model--have been developed. Their development follows analysis of the skill standards movement and the 22 U.S. Departments of Labor and Education pilot projects developing skills standards for various industries. These two models…
Descriptors: Educational Certificates, Employment Qualifications, Job Analysis, Job Skills
Merritt, Donna; Bailey, Thomas R. – 1998
This report presents the experiences and outcomes of accounting standards-setters who have, in many cases, been successful in establishing a national, uniform system of certification for public accountants. An executive summary appears first. The report begins with two sections that examine the evolution of accounting into a 20th-century…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Educational Certificates, Higher Education
Bailey, Thomas; Merritt, Donna – 1997
This report makes the case for school-to-work as a college preparatory strategy by presenting relevant evidence and by suggesting policies that will facilitate the college preparatory potential of school-to-work. The report begins by explaining why parents, students, and educators should care whether school-to-work can successfully prepare…
Descriptors: Career Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Education Work Relationship
Bailey, Thomas; Merritt, Donna – Centerfocus, 1997
The case can be made that school-to-work programs can be a college preparatory strategy because they can teach academic skills as well as and possibly even better than more traditional approaches. The skepticism about its potential as a means of preparing students for college is based on misconceptions about its characteristics. Its three basic…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Cognitive Development
Bailey, Thomas; Merritt, Donna – 1993
The feasibility of youth apprenticeship in the United States was assessed by examining problems and successes of programs that include components of the apprenticeship model. The approach to analysis of youth apprenticeship was to break down the model into four components: student participation, educational content, location of instruction, and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education, Credentials
Bailey, Thomas; Merritt, Donna – Centerfocus, 1993
Although there is no fixed definition of youth apprenticeship, a consensus is emerging on four basic components: student participation, educational content, location of instruction, and credentialing. Except for some recent pilot projects, no youth apprenticeship programs in the United States have all four components, but educators have some…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Agricultural Education, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education
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Bailey, Thomas; Merritt, Donna – American Journal of Education, 1997
Analyzes 22 skill standards pilot projects to determine whether a strong focus on business needs thwarts education reform. Findings indicate that the majority of standards appear to clash with the goals of broader education reform, although a small number of the projects could have positive results. (GR)
Descriptors: Certification, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Pilot Projects
Bailey, Thomas; Merritt, Donna – 1995
The objectives and development of the skill standards movement were examined along with 22 pilot projects that were undertaken as part of an effort to promote the development of a national system of voluntary industry-based skill standards. First, the past and present of the skill standards movement and certification practices were analyzed along…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Academic Standards, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development
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Merritt, Donna DiSegna; Liles, Betty Z. – Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 1989
Twenty language-disordered and 20 nonimpaired children, aged 9-11, performed story generation and story retelling tasks. For both groups, retold narratives were longer and contained more story grammar components and complete episode structures. Clause length differentiated story generation from story retelling for the language-disordered children…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Intermediate Grades, Learning Disabilities, Narration
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Merritt, Donna DiSegna; Liles, Betty Z. – Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 1987
Twenty language-impaired and 20 unimpaired children, aged 9-11, generated and retold stories and answered comprehension questions. The stories produced by language-disordered children contained fewer complete story episodes, fewer main and subordinate clauses per complete episode, and a lower frequency of use of story grammar components than those…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Expressive Language, Intermediate Grades, Language Skills
Urquiola, Miguel; Stern, David; Horn, Ilana; Dornsife, Carolyn; Chi, Bernadette; Williams, Lea; Merritt, Donna; Hughes, Katherine; Bailey, Thomas – 1997
This report, which is directed toward policymakers, educators, employers, researchers, and others interested in the school-to-work (STW) movement, synthesizes literature on the development and effectiveness of STW programs since 1993. Part I provides an overview of the STW movement and examines the effectiveness of STW efforts in terms of…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Coordination