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Farmer, Edgar I., Ed.; Key, Cassy B., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1997
Focusing on the role of community colleges in implementing the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994, the 12 essays in this volume describe strategies and practices developed by colleges to address the provisions of the Act and help develop a global workforce. The following articles are provided: "Assessing the Community College Role in…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Curriculum, College Role, Community Colleges
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Bryant, Donald W.; Kirk, Mary P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1997
Argues that 1994's School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) presents challenges for colleges regarding liability. Reviews legal issues related to standards for employing minors; verifying worker age; working with federal, state, and local laws; obtaining waivers of federal regulations; and protecting participants. Addresses additional challenges…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Technology, Federal Legislation
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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