Research on School-to-Work Transition Programs in the United States

Research on School-to-Work Transition Programs in the United States

Mar 1994

Authors:

David Stern
Neal Finkelstein
James R. Stone III
John Latting
Carolyn Dornsife

Executive Summary:

Encouraged by federal legislation, localities and states are designing new school-to-work systems. This report is intended to assist these design efforts by presenting the results of research on existing school-to-work programs in the United States.

Section 404(b)(2) of the 1990 Amendments to the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act requires that the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) "shall annually prepare a study on the research conducted on approaches that lead to effective articulation for the education-to-work transition, including tech-prep programs, cooperative education or other work-based programs, such as innovative apprenticeship or mentoring approaches, and shall submit copies of such study to the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, and the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives." This report fulfills that requirement.

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Stern, D., Finkelstein, N., Stone III, J. R., Latting, J., & Dornsife, C. (1994, March). Research on School-to-Work transition programs in the United States. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Research in Vocational Education.