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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
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Howard, Theresa D. – Journal of Cooperative Education, 1998
Describes the role that cooperative education plays in school-to-work initiatives including federal funding and linking secondary and postsecondary education. Describes services provided by a community college to local school-to-work partnerships including the development and implementation of career courses and career centers and the training of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship
Churchill, Andrew – 1994
Several decades of studies evaluating youth employment programs funded through the nation's second-chance system have demonstrated the shortcomings of programs that concentrate on work experience alone and try to reverse years of inadequate education, discrimination, and alienation in a few weeks or months. The School-to-Work Opportunities Act…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Change Strategies
Brand, Betsy; Partee, Glenda; Kaufmann, Barbara; Wills, Joan – 2000
A series of five discussions with more than 50 people involved in the national school-to-work initiative created by the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 (STWOA) resulted in the following conclusions (among others): (1) Problems with the concept include a negative attitude toward the phrase "school-to-work," the complicated nature…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Hamilton, Stephen F.; Hamilton, Mary Agnes – 1994
Youth jobs can serve as an introduction to employment, but few jobs for young adults in their 20s make use of their skills. Young people will be motivated to succeed in school only when they can find employment in jobs that pay well above minimum wage and provide benefits, security, and opportunities for advancement. In order to improve the…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Development, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Workplace Preparation and Continuing Education. – 1995
The New York State School-to-Work Opportunities System Plan, which is based on New York's original application for a federal school-to-work implementation grant and contains the 23 federally required elements, outlines the state's plans to develop and implement a statewide school-to-work opportunities system within a 9-year period. The plan…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Career Awareness, Career Education
National Employer Leadership Council, Washington, DC. – 1996
This employer participation model is designed to help employers of all sizes customize their participation in school-to-work activities. Using it as a foundation, companies can evaluate resources and target them to areas of opportunity. The first section focuses on employers working with students and teachers. A chart describes activities in which…
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance
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Farmer, Edgar I.; Key, Cassy B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1997
Discusses the background and purpose of 1994's School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA). Focuses on the implementation of STWOA's three components (i.e., school-based learning, work-based learning, and connecting activities), highlighting the role of tech prep in joining school- and work-based instruction. Argues that community colleges are…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Labor Force Development
Pierce, David R. – 2001
The way students progress from high school to college is in need of change. This paper examines five programs for student pathways and determines which have enough promise to merit consideration by policymakers. "High Schools That Work" prepares students for college by requiring them to take a minimum core of courses. "Tech…
Descriptors: Career Academies, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Dual Enrollment
Boland, Pat, Ed. – 1995
This booklet looks at a specific part of the diversity of students in school-to-work (STW) programs--gender in a multicultural context--to help educators, private industry, parents, and policy makers incorporate equity into their STW programs. After a brief overview of STW, the booklet outlines the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, explains the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
Wickwire, Pat Nellor, Ed. – 1996
A forum focused on ways to implement the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, which requires work-based learning, school-based learning, and activities which connect the two. Participants described the act as follows: (1) a great step forward and based upon enduring principles, (2) a collaborative career education system supported by…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Education, Education Work Relationship
Halperin, Samuel – 1994
The School to Work Opportunities Act of 1994 (STWOA) qualifies as "historic" legislation for several reasons. STWOA is the first federal education legislation to declare that preparation for earning a living is a legitimate and important role of schooling for all students and the first education legislation to affirm that learning takes…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation
Adelman, Nancy E. – 1995
Three pieces of education legislation that the federal government enacted in 1994 are interlocking and designed to support a systemic approach to state and local educational improvement. The Goals 2000: Educate America Act, School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA), and Improving America's Schools Act (IASA) offer an opportunity to move from a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship