ERIC Number: ED472603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Work-Based Learning on Students. ERIC Digest.
Wonacott, Michael E.
Recent educational approaches that have career and technical education (CTE) components have integrated work-based learning (WBL) with traditional academics. Among positive effects of the association between WBL and secondary students' educational outcomes are: (1) increased attendance, (2) decreased dropout rates, (3) increased number of academic courses; and (4) higher grade point averages. The longer-term effect in students' postsecondary experiences has been too little investigated. Additional positive effects of WBL are seen in students' attitudes toward such programs and in some employment statistics. Researchers are cautious about isolating the effects of WBL, but acknowledge that it may play a crucial indirect role in improving outcomes for at-risk students. (Contains 17 references.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Career Academies, Career Education, College Students, Curriculum Design, Effective Schools Research, Employment Level, Employment Potential, Experiential Learning, Grades (Scholastic), High Risk Students, High School Students, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Learning Motivation, Literature Reviews, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Student Employment, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Tech Prep, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.