ERIC Number: ED428609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Educating a Globally Productive Citizenry: The Role of Higher Education in the Integration of Learning and Work. A Monograph for College Leaders.
This report presents recommendations of a national forum of education, industry, and government leaders on the integration of learning and work in postsecondary curricula. A glossary explains key terminology in the report. Introductory information stresses the importance of integrating K-12 education, postsecondary education, and industry, and the benefits for postsecondary education of applied learning curricula like cooperative education. Charts summarize recommended action steps and outcomes of the forum discussions. Six broad recommendations are made: (1) build a lifelong system of integrating learning and work; (2) disseminate data, models, and "best practices"; (3) enhance student learning through academically approved work experiences; (4) develop faculty support for the integration of learning and work; (5) foster institutional change to incorporate contextual learning strategies; and (6) build strong local partnerships to support sustainable, effective, learning systems. Also included are an outline of key elements in the cooperative education model, a list of key elements for institutionalizing work-integrated learning curricula, a list of forum participants, and a list of forum speakers, discussion leaders and facilitators. (DB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Teaching Models, Work Experience Programs
National Commission for Cooperative Education, 360 Huntington Ave., 384 CP, Boston, MA 02115-5096; Tel: 617-373-3770; Fax: 617-373-3463; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.co-op.edu (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Cooperative Education, Boston, MA.
Note: "Models, Recommendations and Next Steps from The Executive Forum for Higher Education and Business Leaders: Partners in Integrating Learning and Work for 21st Century Graduates." Some colored pages may not reproduce well.