Working to Learn

Disrupting the Divide Between College and Career Pathways for Young People

  • Noel S. Anderson
  • Lisette Nieves

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Noel S. Anderson, Lisette Nieves
    Pages 23-65
  3. Noel S. Anderson, Lisette Nieves
    Pages 131-153
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 155-164

About this book


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.


College-for-all school-to-work youth labor markets career readiness college access Community college

Authors and affiliations

  • Noel S. Anderson
    • 1
  • Lisette Nieves
    • 2
  1. 1.Administration, Leadership and TechnologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Administration, Leadership and TechnologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35349-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35350-6
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