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Improving School-to-Work Transitions


reviewed by J. Winfield Green — December 13, 2007

coverTitle: Improving School-to-Work Transitions
Author(s): David Neumark
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation, New York
ISBN: 0871546426, Pages: 294, Year: 2007
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Is there a disconnect between what high schools teach and what employers need? Is there a quality connection between what high school curriculum requires and what skills are needed for the workplace? In this research-rich text, the reader will be made aware of the challenges and shortcomings that currently exist in contemporary school-to-work (STW), career-academies, Tech-Prep, and career-technical education (CTE) programs, along with potential roadblocks, and possible solutions. In chapter one, several questions begin to surface that will be addressed within the body of this research-based text. Why are so many students finishing high school and experiencing unstable employment or not employed at all? How well prepared are students for the workplace? What does research reveal about the existing programs? What is the criterion that must be met for students to experience a successful transition from school to work? What is the minimum skill set required for students to obtain entry-level... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 13, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14855, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 6:54:49 AM

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  • J. Winfield Green
    Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Florida
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    DR. J. WINFIELD GREEN currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction for Alternative Education with Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Florida. He currently oversees all the resource staff and four specialized school-to-work sites. He dedicates his time to ensuring the success of at-risk high school students and provides leadership, mentoring, strategic planning, interactive team building, problem solving, and professional development for his staff. Dr. Green also serves as one of the Area Chairs with the University of Phoenix, College of Education, Central Florida Campus.
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