Career Academies: Partnerships for Reconstructing American High Schools / Edition 1

Career Academies: Partnerships for Reconstructing American High Schools / Edition 1

by David Stern, Marilyn Raby, Charles Dayton
     
 

Career Academies explains the unique design and functioning of the career academy—a vigorous school-within-a-school that focuses on career preparation—and shows how it goes beyond traditional vocational programs to integrate academic and vocational curriculum, raise student ambitions, increase career options, and provide a meaningful learning context for

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Career Academies explains the unique design and functioning of the career academy—a vigorous school-within-a-school that focuses on career preparation—and shows how it goes beyond traditional vocational programs to integrate academic and vocational curriculum, raise student ambitions, increase career options, and provide a meaningful learning context for both potential dropouts and college-bound youth.This book provides step-by-step guidance for setting up career academies. It offers advice on handling staffing, budgeting, student selection, and parent involvement. It explains how to build effective school-business partnerships by using employers as curriculum advisers, speakers, field trip hosts, and student job supervisors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555424886
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/12/1992
Series:
Education-Higher Education Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Part One: New Directions for High Schools
1. High School: Demand for a New Design
2. The Career Academy Model
3. Evolution of the Academy Movement
4. Evaluating the Academies
Part Two: Creating a Career Academy
5. Procedures, Problems, and Principles
6. Forging Partnerships Between Schools and Employers
7. Building on Local Strengths: Examples from Four Districts
Part Three: The Future
8. Academies and the Reconstruction of American High Schools

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