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ERIC Number: EJ965881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
Blending Rigor and Relevance
Siri, Diane K.; Zinner, Jane; Lezin, Nicole
Leadership, v40 n3 p8-11 Jan-Feb 2011
A collaborative at several sites across the state of California will offer evidence of how successful linked learning, which connects academics to real-world work, can be. This article presents examples that illustrate the powerful connections and linkages that are generated by combining academic rigor with the relevance of applying learning to real-world work and careers. The connection is compelling not only to students, but to teachers, industry, and funders as well. The article also presents highlights that describe challenges, successes, and lessons learned from the work of the Alliance for Regional Collaboration to Heighten Educational Success (a statewide organization) with six regional collaboratives as they plan and implement linked learning approaches in specific school sites, with the support of the Irvine Foundation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California