Working to learn: Disrupting the divide between college and career pathways for young people

Noel S. Anderson, Lisette Nieves

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Abstract

Introduction This book disrupts the false dichotomy of college versus career by showing how young people and the programs created to serve them integrate the worlds of college and career readiness as students work to learn against the odds and strive toward lives that matter to them. Work-based learning at each stage of the K-college experience is crucial to the development of young people. Through analysis of national policies on college readiness and work-based learning, as well as through illustrative case studies of young people in work-based learning programs, the authors highlight the programs, voices, and experiences of young people from middle school through college. Through interviews, participating students share their views, aspirations, and preparation for both college and career.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages164
ISBN (Electronic)9783030353506
ISBN (Print)9783030353490
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Career readiness
  • College access
  • College-for-all
  • Community college
  • School-to-work
  • Youth labor markets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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