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Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2016
This report, the second installment in Advance CTE's "Connecting the Classroom to Careers," series, explores an issue that is often a stumbling block for K-12 work-based learning--ensuring these experiences are safe and legal for students. This report features New Jersey, Kentucky and California and their approaches to dismantling…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Workplace Learning, Barriers, Elementary Secondary Education
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2016
As state education agencies turn their focus to preparing students for both college and careers, work-based learning is becoming an increasingly popular strategy for students to reinforce and deepen their classroom learning, explore future career fields and demonstrate their skills in an authentic setting. While much of the hard work to identify,…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Case Studies, Barriers
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Bozick, Robert; Dalton, Benjamin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2013
Federal legislation has attempted to move career and technical education (CTE) from a segregated component of the high school curriculum to an integrated element that jointly improves both academic and career readiness. However, concerns remain about the ability of CTE to improve academic learning. Using a nationally representative sample of high…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Vocational Education, High Schools, Secondary School Mathematics
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Guy, Barbara A.; Sitlington, Patricia L.; Larsen, Michael D.; Frank, Alan R. – Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine (a) the patterns that existed in employment preparation courses offered by districts across a midwestern state and (b) the primary intent, primary method of instruction, and location of the classroom-based and work-based components of these courses. Findings indicated that (a) employment preparation…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Job Training, Teaching Methods, Education Work Relationship
Wisconsin State Dept. of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, Madison. – 1995
This guide is intended as a resource for implementing cooperative education skills standards certificate programs in Wisconsin under the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA). Section 1 is an introduction/program overview in which information is provided on the objectives of cooperative education, program design, program eligibility, and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competence, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. – 2000
This document is intended to serve as a resource for the implementation of Wisconsin's Cooperative Education Skill Standards Certificate Program. Following an introduction there is an overview of the program, school district eligibility requirements, local partner responsibilities, and factors that may present barriers to program implementation. A…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Achievement Rating, Administrator Guides
Brand, Betsy, Ed. – American Youth Policy Forum, 2003
Research indicates that the important attitudinal, behavioral, and occupational skills needed for work and life are best learned in the workplace or through applied, contextual settings which mirror workplace environments, as opposed to traditional classrooms. This argues for creating stronger relationships between high schools, their communities,…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Alternative Assessment, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
Cutshall, Sandy – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2001
Work-based learning is an integral part of the educational system in some states and in others, communities and school systems are struggling to fit school-to-work principles into the educational process. Bottom-line commitment of employers and school districts is essential. (JOW)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education
Gugerty, John – 1995
Information is provided on tech prep education programs, which are part of a restructuring movement that combines secondary and postsecondary programs to provide technical preparation in a field such as engineering technology, agriculture, health, or business. Information on the following topics is outlined: seven essential elements of tech prep;…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Associate Degrees, College School Cooperation, Definitions
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 1998
West Virginia has become a leader in the national movement called school-to-work. To proponents of the program, bringing the working world to the classroom to help students compete in a rapidly changing, highly technical global economy is essential. But critics fear the process will weaken academics and pigeonhole students into careers based on…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
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Krumboltz, John D.; Worthington, Roger L. – Career Development Quarterly, 1999
Suggests that learning is essential not only for students to develop basic employability skills but also for development of work habits, beliefs, interests, and values. The theory can: (a) be an assessment instrument for stimulating learning, (b) achieve performance and cognitive outcomes, and (c) measure success by the extent to which clients…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance
Hamilton, Stephen F.; Hamilton, Mary Agnes – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
Work-based learning is a way to increase students' engagement in learning and prepare them for employment. Inspired by the apprenticeship concept, the 1994 School-to-Work Opportunities Act supports other types of work-based learning, including visits to workplaces, work-like experiences, and employment. Article notes youth apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
WestEd, San Francisco, CA. – 2002
A study evaluated implementation of the California school-to-career initiative (STC) and its influence on student outcomes. It attempted to collect data from all local partnerships (LPs) receiving federal funding under the School-to-Work Opportunities Act. Findings with respect to implementation indicated many schools offered career development…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Development, Career Education, College School Cooperation
Gibbs, Hope J. – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2003
Integrating academic and career tech curriculum is one of the primary objectives of the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act (1998 reauthorization) and a guiding principle of the School to Work Opportunities Act. It has proven to be an invaluable approach to teaching, and educators across the nation have experienced firsthand how the application…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Team Teaching, Academic Achievement, Academic Education
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Yan, Wenfan; Goubeaud, Karleen; Fry, Carol – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2004
Although the success of School reforms such as the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) hinges on classroom teachers' implementation of career-related activities, few quantitative studies have examined teachers' implementation practices in STW programs. In this study, classroom teachers involved in a STW partnership in a Southwestern…
Descriptors: Career Education, School Districts, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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