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The School-to-work Revolution : How Employers And Educators Are Joining Forces To Prepare Tomorrow's Skilled Workforce - Lynn Olson

The School-to-work Revolution

How Employers And Educators Are Joining Forces To Prepare Tomorrow's Skilled Workforce

Paperback Published: 1st August 1998
ISBN: 9780738200293
Number Of Pages: 352

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In today's technology- and information-driven economy, businesses need an educated workforce to survive, and young people need to be educated to be employable. Yet the schools that prepare our future workers and the employers who hire them often remain worlds apart. In this clear, compelling book, longtime education journalist Lynn Olson makes the case that, for both economic and civic reasons, the only solution as America heads into the twenty-first century is for local employers and educators to join forces."The School-to-Work Revolution" provides the first full account of how the "school-to-work" or "school-to-career" movement is reshaping American education. This new model of schooling, which places students in the workplace for part of their learning, is gaining popularity across the country. Olson shows, in practical terms, how and where these efforts have worked, the promise they hold, and the obstacles they face.Aiming to end the current "dysfunctional" relationship between business and education, this new approach to schooling uses apprenticeships, internships, and solid career guidance to supplement new and more rigorous academic curricula. Olson recounts the experiences of companies and schools from South Carolina to Texas to Massachusetts to California, demonstrating that school-to-work students become more motivated in their studies and employers feel more confident about future workers.While "school-to-career" efforts can help all students meet higher academic standards and prepare for a lifetime of learning, Olson points out that they need to be properly structured. In her case studies she shows how adequate follow-through is essential for businesses, and shows why educators need not feel their traditional purpose or role will be threatened.Both a theoretical blueprint for the goals of the movement and a practical guide on how to implement it, "The School-to-Work Revolution" will be essential reading for businesspeople, educators, and all those interested in our national debate on education reform.

Prefacep. vii
The Need for A New Alliancep. 1
The Missing Elements In Educationp. 29
How Does Business Benefit?p. 67
The Link With Higher Educationp. 113
The New Frontier Regional School-To-Work Strategiesp. 149
School-To-Work And School Reformp. 187
Making It Happenp. 219
What Needs To Be Donep. 237
Notesp. 259
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780738200293
ISBN-10: 0738200298
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st August 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.37  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1

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