ERIC Number: ED197688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Higher Education and Work in the City.
Smith, Kurt B., Ed.
Connections, v2 n3 Dec 1980
Programs that link education and work and implications of the 1980 Higher Education Act for the expansion of work-learning opportunities are considered in this bulletin. Considerations for designing and operating a program combining academic learning with work experience is discussed by Yolaine Armand of the College for Human Services in New York City, which has combined classroom work with human service practice for inner-city, low-income adult students. Michael B. Goldstein, in reviewing the 1980 Higher Education Act, claims that student work programs, notably College Work-Study, are to be considered in the context of their educational and vocational as well as economic value. This issue of the bulletin also considers two service-learning programs in Atlanta, a program in Detroit at Wayne State University involving labor unions and six public universities to train rank and file women and minorities for leadership roles in the community, the Grand Rapids Junior College Mentorship Program that pairs high school students with professionals for on-the-job work and observation; and the American Indian Studies program at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. The two service-learning programs in Atlanta are the Atlanta Urban Corps, which arranges paid internships in Atlanta public service agencies, and Project EXCEL (Exemplary Collegiate Experiential Learning Program) at Georgia State University, which is aimed at improving accessibility to its associate of science degree program by low-income, CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act)-eligible youth in Atlanta. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Inner City, Internship Programs, Leadership, Mentors, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, School Community Programs, Service Learning, Unions, Urban Areas
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Urban College and University Network.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Higher Education Act 1980