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Career Academies: Partnerships for Reconstructing American High Schools (Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series)

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Publisher Comments:

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.
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Synopsis:

Provides step-by-step guidance for setting up career academies. Offers advice on staffing, budgeting, student selection, parent involvement, and how to build effective school-business partnerships

Synopsis:

Provides step-by-step guidance for setting up career academies. Offers advice on staffing, budgeting, student selection, parent involvement, and how to build effective school-business partnerships

About the Author

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

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555424886
Author:
Stern, David
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Author:
Dayton, Charles
Author:
Raby, Marilyn
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Case studies
Subject:
Education, cooperative
Subject:
Career education
Subject:
Education, Cooperative -- California -- Case studies.
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Career academies - Case studies
Subject:
Career academies - California - Case studies
Subject:
Education - Assessment
Subject:
Leadership & Administration (K-12)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series
Series Volume:
t. 13
Publication Date:
October 1992
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.56x6.46x.76 in. 1.11 lbs.

Related Subjects

Education » Assessment
Education » General

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