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ERIC Number: EJ965882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
The Power of Real-World Application
Stam, Brad
Leadership, v40 n3 p12-15 Jan-Feb 2011
Linked learning transforms students' high school experience by linking a college preparatory course sequence with demanding technical education, and linking real-world experiences with classroom learning to help students gain an advantage in high school, postsecondary education, and careers. With linked learning, students follow industry-themed pathways in a wide range of fields, such as engineering, arts and media, or biomedicine and health. These pathways connect learning with students' interests and career aspirations, leading not only to higher graduation rates, but also to increased postsecondary enrollments, higher earning potential, and greater civic engagement. This article presents guiding principles and core components of an industry-themed pathway. The author recommends a few specific actions to learn more about linked learning and how it can benefit one's school or district.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California