College and Career Ready in the 21st Century: Making High School Matter

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Teachers College Press, Apr 17, 2015 - Education - 215 pages

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 “college for all” to “careers for all.” This work shows how schools can prepare young people both for the emerging workplace and postsecondary education.


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A framework for a career and technical education that can stem dropout rates and increase the relevance of academics.
Examples of the three domains of knowledge and skill necessary for students to become truly college and career ready: academic knowledge, employability skills, and technical skills.
Evidence on how career and technical education can increase student engagement, improve academic achievement, and ease the transition to postsecondary education and employment.
Research-based strategies that schools can implement to improve students’ math and literacy skills.

James R. Stone, III, is a distinguished university scholar at the University of Louisville and director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. Morgan V. Lewis is retired from Ohio State University and serves as consultant to the National Research Center.

 

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Contents

Rhetoric and Meaningful High School Reform
1
College and Career Ready for the 21st Century
14
Student Engagement
52
Developing the Skills Required in the Workplace
71
Transitioning to Successful Adulthood
114
Jobs and Earnings
147
Building the System and Delivering the Curriculum
166
Notes
181
References
184
Index
205
About the Authors
216
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James R. Stone IIIis a distinguished university scholar at the University of Louisville, and director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. Morgan V. Lewisis retired from Ohio State University and serves as consultant to the National Research Center.

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