Homegrown Lessons: Innovative Programs Linking School and Work by Edward PaulyHomegrown Lessons: Innovative Programs Linking School and Work by Edward Pauly

Homegrown Lessons: Innovative Programs Linking School and Work

byEdward Pauly, Hilary Kopp, Joshua Haimson


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Looks at a wide array of the most promising school-to-work efforts and offers practical insights for both educators and employers on how to make these programs more effective.
EDWARD PAULY is senior education researcher for the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC), where he was the principal investigator for MDRC's three-year School-to-Work Transition Project. Pauly is the author of The Classroom Crucible (1991). HILARY KOPP was a staff member of MDRC's School-to-Work Transition Project. JOSHUA...
Title:Homegrown Lessons: Innovative Programs Linking School and WorkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.59 × 6.36 × 1.16 inPublisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0787900745

ISBN - 13:9780787900748

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Preparing Students for the Future
2. Planning and Developing School-to-Work Programs
3. Targeting, Recruiting, and Selecting Students
4. How School-to-Work Programs Make a Difference
5. Expanding the Involvement of Local Employers
6. Overcoming Implementation Challenges
7. Conclusion: RecommAndations for Policy and Practice

From Our Editors

Through first-hand stories and experiences, the authors show how educators overcame challenges to effectively implement a range of programs - from career academies and restructured vocational education to tech prep and youth apprenticeships. They offer specific examples of what employers and educators can do to make their programs work. They reveal, for instance, how programs were changed to meet the needs of both low-achieving and high-achieving students. They detail how programs were successfully advertised to students and parents, overcoming initial skepticism. And they tell how programs reached out to employers to convince them to provide work-based learning experiences for students.