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This Handbook provides a state-of –the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field , which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad–based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state.

Work and Learning: From Schools to Workplaces
Work and learning: From schools to workplaces
Introduction

This chapter on school-to-work transitions in the USA features the vocational charter high school and the career academy. The former is an institutional reform that utilizes the shared resources of state technical colleges governed through business and industry partnerships, whereby curricular decisions and instructional offerings serve the needs of cluster-based local area businesses. The latter is an older reform model integrating academics into high school career clusters noted for their small-scale learning communities. These two policy designs are viewed as part and parcel of the college and workforce readiness agenda, indicating to critics of vocational education that the field is serious about raising the graduation rates and college completion percentages, while helping ...

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