School To Work

School To Work

by David Stern, Neal Finkelstein, James R. Stone, John Latting
     
 

An in-depth investigation into career-related programmes in American secondary schools and two-year further education colleges is given in this book. In addition to reviewing evidence on the effectiveness of vocational coursework, the authors analyse programmes involving students who study and work simultaneously, including co-operative education, youth

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An in-depth investigation into career-related programmes in American secondary schools and two-year further education colleges is given in this book. In addition to reviewing evidence on the effectiveness of vocational coursework, the authors analyse programmes involving students who study and work simultaneously, including co-operative education, youth apprenticeship and school-based enterprise.; Chapters deal with the problems encountered in the school-to-work transition: the preparation necessary not only for this transition but for changes encountered when jobs end abruptly, and issues covered include combining school-based and work-based learning and teaching and linking secondary with post- secondary education. Research on programmes involving students simultaneously working and at school, including non-school-supervised employment is also covered, as is co-operative education, which places students in jobs related to their fields of study. The traditional elements of post-school education and training are discussed together with an investigation into newer approaches including career academics and career magnet schools and programmes bridging secondary and post secondary education. Additionally, selected studies of programmes for out- of-school youth are reviewed.; To conclude, the authors consider new school-to-work systems and whether specially designed programmes for the "non-college-bound" students would be stigmatised as second best, or if an alternative programme could maintain an option for students to attend four year colleges and universities, the latter making the design and operation of school-to-work systems more difficult. Of interest to administrators, teachers, policy makers, analysts and employers, the findings in this book will shed light on the viability of new school-to- work initiatives currently being implemented in the UK, Europe and USA.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750704281
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/07/1995
Series:
Stanford Series on Education and Public Policy
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Figures and Tables
Executive Summary1
1The Transition Problem, and Proposed Solutions5
Floundering Youth in the US Labor Market5
Elements of School-to-Work Programs9
2School-and-Work Programs in Secondary Schools17
cooperative Education17
Youth Apprenticeship25
School-Based Enterprise36
Non-School-Supervised Work Experience39
New Findings from the NCRVE Longitudinal Study45
Career Counseling and Job Placement52
Mentoring Programs55
3School-and-Work Programs in Two-Year Colleges61
Cooperative Education61
Apprenticeship64
Career Counseling and Job Placement70
4Relevance of Vocational Education to Subsequent Employment73
High Schools and Secondary Vocational Centers73
Two-Year Colleges and Proprietary Schools89
Tech-prep: Bridging Secondary and Post-secondary107
5Programs for Out-of-School Youth120
6Strategic Choices124
Appendix A: Examples of School-To-Work Programs, and Program Elements131
Appendix B: Names and Locations of School-To-Work Programs137
References141
Index165

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