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Preparing today's students for tomorrow's jobs in Metropolitan America

Author: Laura W Perna
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: City in the twenty-first century book series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Written by researchers in education and urban policy, this volume offers useful insights into how to provide urban workers with the educational qualifications they need for real world jobs.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Preparing today's students for tomorrow's jobs in Metropolitan America.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012018383
(OCoLC)785870968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura W Perna
ISBN: 9780812208436 0812208439
OCLC Number: 855711003
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction / Perna, Laura W. --
Chapter 1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor ... A Public Policy Agenda on Today's Students and Tomorrow's Jobs / Ruby, Alan --
Chapter 2. Assessing and Measuring Workforce Readiness: A Discussion toward the Development of a Universal and Valid Measure / Barghaus, Katherine M. ; Bradlow, Eric T. ; McMaken, Jennifer ; Rikoon, Samuel H. --
Chapter 3. Work- Based Learning: Initiatives and Impact / O'Connor, Bridget N. --
Chapter 4. Improving Career and Technical Education in the United States --
Chapter 5. Postsecondary Education and Economic Opportunity / Carnevale, Anthony P. ; Smith, Nicole ; Strohl, Jeff --
Chapter 6. Community College Occupational Degrees: Are They Worth It? / Bailey, Thomas ; Belfield, Clive R. --
Chapter 7. The Conundrum of Profit-Making Institutions in Higher Education / Tierney, William G. --
Chapter 8. Strengthening the Education and Workforce Connection: What Types of Research Are Required to Determine How Well Career Pathways Programs Prepare Students for College and Careers? / Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn ; Armijo, Michael ; Merrill, Lisa --
Chapter 9. Conceiving Regional Pathways to Prosperity Systems / Ferguson, Ronald F. --
Chapter 10. Aligning Secondary and Postsecondary Credentialization with Economic Development Strategy, or "If Low Educational Attainment Poor Metropolitan Competitiveness, What Can Be Done about It?" / Wolf-Powers, Laura ; Andreason, Stuart --
Chapter 11. Creating Effective Education and Workforce Policies for Metropolitan Labor Markets in the United States / Holzer, Harry J. --
Conclusion / Perna, Laura W. --
Notes --
References --
Contributors --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: City in the twenty-first century book series.
Responsibility: edited by Laura W. Perna.
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