Highlights the voices of young people and programs that are bridging the divide between college and career pathways
Presents new approaches to work-based learning that address specific challenges faced by low-income young people and their families
Demonstrates how discourse around the college-for-all versus school-to-work has overshadowed promising efforts in grassroots organizations, schools, and community colleges to support work-based learning for young adults
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Table of contents (5 chapters)
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.
—Martha Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign, USA, and former U.S. Under Secretary of Education (2009-2013)
“We’ve long believed in the mantra, ‘first you learn, then you work.’ But in Working to Learn, Anderson and Nieves make the compelling case for a new, more integrated ecosystem of working and learning, one where both society and the learners share in the benefits of a lifetime of learning and working experiences. This book makes important contributions to our urgent national dialogue about reconciling the false dichotomy between work and learning in an era where continuous working and learning is an imperative.”
—Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation, USA
“Anderson and Nieves deepen our understanding of work-based learning—from students who must juggle school and jobs to formal apprenticeship programs—by introducing us to real people who are blending work and learning. With the historical and policy context, and a focus on the critical role of race and ethnicity, this text should be required reading for anyone who wants to reimagine the work-and-learning ecosystem of the future.”
—Maria Flynn, President and CEO, Jobs for the Future, USA
Authors and Affiliations
Administration, Leadership and Technology, New York University, New York, USA
Noel S. Anderson, Lisette Nieves
About the authors
Noel S. Anderson is Clinical Full Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Chairperson of the Administration, Leadership, and Technology Department in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, USA.
Lisette Nieves is Clinical Full Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Director of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, USA.
Book Title: Working to Learn
Book Subtitle: Disrupting the Divide Between College and Career Pathways for Young People
Authors: Noel S. Anderson, Lisette Nieves
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-35349-0Published: 03 January 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-35352-0Published: 03 January 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-35350-6Published: 02 January 2020
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: IX, 164
Number of Illustrations: 3 illustrations in colour