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  1. Center on Education and Work (CEW) - School of Education, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
    The Center provides leadership in identifying and responding to issues affecting the connections among education, work, community and the family. Special focus on initiatives in the areas of School-to-Work, Tech Prep, and Coordinated Workforce Development. The Center is committed to translating research and development findings into practical solutions and policies for improving the quality and experience of work for all people. more>>

  2. Math for Employment: Tech Prep - Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
    A compilation by the Math Forum of Internet resources containing useful discussions and research findings that address mathematics training for the workplace: "tech prep," "school-to-work," "education for employment," or "advanced technological education." more>>

  3. School-To-Work & Certificate of Initial Mastery - Beauregard Parish (Louisiana) Public Library
    Links to sites with information about changing the mission of the public schools from teaching children knowledge and skills to training them to serve the global economy in jobs selected by workforce boards. more>>


 
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  1. Academic Innovations
    Academic Innovations publishes a textbook series (Career Choices - five titles), an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to be used in English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and/or School-to-Work and Tech Prep classrooms. The company sponsors a ...more>>

  2. Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum - The Basic Skills Agency, via Count On
    The U.K. adult literacy and numeracy core curriculum in PDF format. "It sets out the entitlement to learning for all adults who have difficulties with literacy and numeracy. It describes the content of what should be taught in literacy and numeracy programmes ...more>>

  3. Articulation in Mathematics Education - EXTEND - Perspectives in Mathematics Education
    Links to articles on creating smoother transitions between education and work, between school and college and within sectors of higher education, and about preparing teachers to facilitate these transitions and students to respond to new environments. ...more>>

  4. Business-Higher Education Forum - Business-Higher Education Forum
    BHEF is an organization of Fortune 500 CEOs, prominent college and university presidents, and foundation leaders working to advance innovative solutions to education challenges in order to enhance U.S. competitiveness. BHEF addresses education issues ...more>>

  5. Career Profiles - AMS-MAA-SIAM Mathematical Sciences Career Information Project
    Mathematicians at work: practical answers to the question, Why should I study math? More than 40 short essays written by math majors around the country about the types of work they are doing after having received their undergraduate or graduate degrees. ...more>>

  6. Equipped for the Future: Fundamentals - Equipped for the Future, National Institute for Literacy
    Begun in 1994, the National Institute for Literacy’s Equipped for the Future (EFF) initiative started the development of a framework for adult learning content standards. These content standards were constructed to strengthen the ability of adult education ...more>>

  7. Expectations of Mathematics Education - EXTEND - Perspectives on Mathematics Education
    Links to articles about society's conflicting expectations for the goals (ends) and pedagogy (means) of school mathematics. Concerns about the relation of skills to understanding, about connections with other disciplines, and about preparation for employment. ...more>>

  8. Forget 'Back to Basics.' It's Time for 'Forward to (the New) Basics.' - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    What is the best way to prepare our children for life in the twenty-first century? The first thing to realize is that the nation needs only 3 or 4 percent of the population to be highly skilled in mathematics. Of the remainder, hardly any will ever need ...more>>

  9. GED as Project - Virginia Commonwealth University
    Inquiry-based, student-centered materials for GED students, including separate study materials for math and other disciplines. Print and video resources are available. ...more>>

  10. Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education
    Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME) seeks to transform teaching and learning through industry-education partnerships, such as its summer fellowship program. Founded in 1985 by a consortium of San Francisco Bay Area companies in ...more>>

  11. Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) - The Regents of the University of California
    California's Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA), founded in 1970, assists students to become highly trained technological professionals by serving educationally disadvantaged students and, to the extent possible by law, emphasizes participation ...more>>

  12. Mathematics: You Need It! - Diane Coates
    Students do research on careers in mathematics, write away for information, talk to councilors, watch videos, and present a career to the class so that the whole class hears about a variety of careers that use math. Career Education Assignment; Grading ...more>>

  13. Math + Rigor = College - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    According to the recent US Department of Education Report Mathematics Equals Opportunity, completion of a rigorous program of mathematics at high school pays huge dividends when it comes time to enter college, regardless of the course of study pursued ...more>>

  14. Ministry of Education - British Columbia, Canada
    Useful info for students, teachers, parents, and administrators, including Ministry programs and services, publications, and links to related sites. ...more>>

  15. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) (U.K.) - National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) (U.K.)
    The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) aims to encourage all adults to engage in learning of all kinds. It seeks to accomplish this through advocacy, development and research, consultancy, training, and more. ...more>>

  16. NCTM San Diego Sessions on Tech Prep Curriculum - Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
    A selection of presentations from the 74th Annual NCTM Meeting, 25-28 April 1996, San Diego, CA. ...more>>

  17. numeracy - Adult Numeracy Network, Math Forum
    A mailing list for those interested in the discussion of educational issues around adult mathematical literacy (ABE/GED/ESL, workplace, and literacy teachers, tutors, and adult learners), maintained by the Adult Numeracy Network (ANN). Read and search ...more>>

  18. Numeracy and Quantitative Literacy - EXTEND - Perspectives in Mathematics Education
    Links to articles on diverse views on the quantitative demands of today's society and the relation of quantitative literacy to mathematics education. ...more>>

  19. Ohio Literacy Resource Center - Kent State University
    The Ohio Literacy Resource Center provides support, training and resources for the people who work in and attend classes at adult and family literacy programs. The OLRC also works with GED graduates who are attending Kent State University. The site offers ...more>>

  20. Preparing for the Workplace: Charting A Course for Federal Postsecondary Training Policy
    Job training has taken a central place among strategies to boost U.S. competitiveness in the world and ensure a high standard of living. Decision making in this area has a major impact on American workers who do not earn 4-year college degrees--fully ...more>>

  21. Rethinking Schools Online: An Urban Educational Journal
    Founded in 1986 by activist teachers, Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials that advocates the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice. Having ...more>>

  22. SABES: System for Adult Basic Education Support - Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
    SABES promotes high quality adult basic education services through training, support, and resources that improve the skills and knowledge of practitioners and strengthen programs. SABES strives to achieve this mission by: providing staff development that ...more>>

  23. School-to-Work (STW) - National STW Learning and Information Center
    A system to prepare youth for the high wage, high skill careers of today's and tomorrow's global economy. Using federal seed money, States and their partnerships design the school-to-work system that makes the most sense for them. There is no single model. ...more>>

  24. Skills and Competencies Needed to Succeed in Today's Workplace - NCREL: North Central Regional Educational Laboratory; Learning Point Associates
    Because the world of work is changing, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education formed the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) to study the kinds of competencies and skills that workers must have to succeed in today's workplace. ...more>>

  25. Teaching the SCANS Competencies - Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor
    This PDF report compiles six articles that give education and training practitioners practical suggestions for applying SCANS in classroom and workplace: "SCANS in the Schools", "Implementing SCANS: First Lessons", "Students Use SCANS to Explore Changing ...more>>

  26. What Work Requires of Schools - Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS)
    The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was asked to examine the demands of the workplace and whether today's young people are capable of meeting those demands as they enter employment. In carrying out this charge, the Commission ...more>>

  27. Why Study Math? How to Study Math - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    Why do we need to learn math? When are we ever going to use it in real life? Math study tips. ...more>>

  28. Workplace Essential Skills: Resources Related to the SCANS Competencies and Foundation Skills - Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor
    This PDF report provides the results of a comparison of the workplace basic skills defined by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) with skill frameworks developed by a variety of national and international organizations. The ...more>>


 
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