Career Academies. Partnerships for Reconstructing American High Schools

  • ID: 2216443
  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • 216 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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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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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DAVID STERN is professor of education at the University of California, Berkeley.
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