College and Career Ready in the 21st Century

College and Career Ready in the 21st Century

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More than half of 9th graders in the United States will never complete a college degree. High schools must do more than prepare some students for college: They must prepare all American youth for productive lives as well as continued learning beyond high school. In this timely volume, two educational leaders advocate for a more meaningful high school experience. To accomplish this, the authors argue that we need to change the focus of our current high school reform efforts from qcollege for allq to qcareers for all.q This work shows how schools can prepare young people both for the emerging workplace and postsecondary education.The students in this sample reported mediocre satisfaction with their schoola#39;s role in helping them engage in career development activities, such as making a connection between school subject and occupational direction, feeling supported byanbsp;...

Title:College and Career Ready in the 21st Century
Author:James R. Stone, Morgan V. Lewis
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2015-04-17


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