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

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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.

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For policy makers, administrators, and teachers, the authors explain the design and functioning of the career academy--a school-within-a- school that focuses on career preparation--and show how it integrates academic and vocational curriculum, raises student ambitions, increases career options, and provides a meaningful learning context for both potential dropouts and the college bound. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555424886
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/12/1992
  • Series: Education-Higher Education Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID STERN is professor of education at the University of California, Berkeley.

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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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