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ERIC Number: ED574519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 84
Abstractor: ERIC
Work-Based Learning Opportunities for High School Students
Alfeld, Corinne; Charner, Ivan; Johnson, Lisa; Watts, Eric
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
This report describes the Year 5 work of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's (NRCCTE) Technical Assistance (TA) Academy. In 2011-2012, the TA plan carried out by FHI 360 on behalf of the NRCCTE focused on developing a conceptual base for work-based learning (WBL), a strategy that helps students apply academic and technical skills and develop employability skills. To gather information on best practices in WBL for high-school aged students in the United States, FHI 360 used a multi-pronged approach, including a literature review, web searches, telephone interviews, and site visits to examine three WBL models: internships/co-operative (co-op) education, apprenticeships, and school-based enterprises. Findings are categorized and summarized, and recommendations for WBL are presented. The following are appended: (1) Phone Interview Questions; (2) Phone Interview Vignettes; (3) Case Studies from Site Visits; and (4) Examples of Documents Collected from WBL Sites.
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. University of Louisville, College of Education and Human Development, Louisville, KY 40292. Tel: 877-372-2283; Tel: 502-852-4727; Fax: 502-852-3308; e-mail: Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education; FHI 360, National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL)
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; California; Washington; Connecticut; North Carolina; Wisconsin; Georgia; Delaware; Virginia
Grant or Contract Numbers: VO51A070003