ERIC Number: ED412381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Winning Ways. Best Practices in Work-Based Learning.
Paulter, Albert J., Ed.; Buffamanti, Deborah M., Ed.
This book contains 21 chapters describing best practices in both the world of work and in school. The first section of the book, which focuses on the background and philosophy of work-based education, contains five chapters: "Education and Work: The Choices We Face" (Arthur G. Wirth); "Growth Patterns in Workplace Training" (Anthony P. Carnevale, Ellen S. Carnevale); "Best Practices in the Second Chance System" (Kathreine M. Gerstle); "Human Capital and the New Economy" (Scott R. Sweetland); and "An Emerging Perspective on Policies for American Work and Education for the Year 2000: Choices We Face" (Arthur G. Wirth). Seven chapters on corporate practices make up the second part: "Corporate Training in America: A Primer for Today" (Deborah M. Buffamanti); "Diversity Training Makes JCPenney a Special Place to Work" (Gale Duff-Bloom); "Learning at Hewlett-Packard" (Jim Fuller); "Creating a Culture of Learning at Rich Products Corporation" (Mary Beth Debus); "The Bank of Montreal Institute for Learning" (Diane Blair); "Evaluation of Corporate Training Programs" (Michael P. Lillis, Jerry M. Newman); and "Quality Learning: A Cooperative Venture in Control and Responsibility" (Paul J. Poledink). The third part of the book examines school practices in nine chapters: "How We Will Learn in the Year 2000: Reengineering Schools for a High Performance Economy" (Deborah M. Buffamanti, Albert J. Pautler); "Improving the School-to-Work Transition of American Adolescents" (Robert W. Glover, Ray Marshall); "Developing Best Practices in Middle Level and High School Vocational/Career/Occupational Programs" (Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr.); "Basic Academic and Vocational Skills Required of Employees with Only a High School Diploma" (Kenneth S. Volk, Henry A. Peel); "Apprenticeships and Community Colleges: Linkages in America's Defense" (Jeffrey A. Cantor); "Youth Apprenticeship in the United States: Transmission or Transformation of the German Apprenticeship System" (Nevin R. Frantz, Jr.); "Postsecondary Technical Education: The Proprietary Sector" (Albert J. Pautler, Jr., Sterne Roufa, John Thompson); "Best Practices for Work-Based Learning in Community Colleges" (Lee Melnik, Charles R. Doty); and "Essential Information for Community College Faculty" (Lee Melnik, Charles R. Doty). (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Community Colleges, Corporate Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Employment Practices, Futures (of Society), On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education
Tech Directions Books, Prakken Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 8623, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8623.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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