ERIC Number: ED419154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Real Learning, Real Work. School-to-Work as High School Reform. Transforming Teaching Series.
This book examines and illustrates the process of transforming school-to-work into real learning for real work. In chapter 1, guidelines are presented for designing project-based learning programs that are both academically rigorous and grounded in community and workplace realities, and the attempts of three very different high schools to develop project-based school-to-work programs are described. Chapter 2 focuses on programs bridging the gap between classroom learning and community life. Learning experiences and opportunities that are now being created by school-to-work programs, including work-based education programs, internships, senior projects, field studies, and career exploration programs, are described in chapter 3. Chapter 4 (Margaret Vickers) explores ways of building students' understanding of science through work-based learning, and chapter 5 (Robert C. Riordan) profiles four schools where humanities instruction is being provided through work-based learning. Chapter 6 discusses the following topics related to designing relevant school-to-work programs and focusing on the big picture of high school reform: new approaches to professional development; reintegration of vocational education into the life of comprehensive high schools; changes in the roles teachers, businesses, and community partners play in education; and changes in how schools award credits for graduation. Actual examples from the field are cited throughout the book. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Credits, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Humanities Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Noncollege Bound Students, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Program Development, Public Service, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, Science Instruction, Service Learning, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Routledge, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 (hardcover: ISBN 0-415-91792-1; paperback: ISBN 0-415-91793-X).
Publication Type: Books
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Note: Transforming Teaching Series.