Schooling in the Workplace: How Six of the World's Best Vocational Education Systems Prepare Young People for Jobs and Life

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Why has the American educational system doomed nearly one-third of the 15- to 20-year-old population to menial jobs or unemployment? Hoffman (vice president, Jobs for the Future) looks to provide an answer to this question. As she did in her previous book, Minding the Gap: Why Integrating High School with College Makes Sense and How To Do It, Hoffman has focused this current work on students who are unlikely to benefit from the current college-for-all ideal. Instead of promoting the four-year bachelor's degree as the path to employment and financial stability, she advocates following in the footsteps of countries like Germany, Switzerland, and Norway, which have developed robust vocational education and training (VET) programs. These partnerships between schools, employers, and unions—with the support and oversight of government education agencies—provide students with both on-the-job and classroom learning opportunities that complement rather than compete with one another. VERDICT Data-driven and thought-provoking, this title will appeal to those concerned with social justice and educational reform.—Sara Holder, McGill Univ. Lib., Montreal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612501116
  • Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (H E P G)
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 795,254
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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