Teaching Students About the World of Work

Teaching Students About the World of Work A Challenge to Postsecondary Educators

Edited by Nancy Hoffman and Michael Lawrence Collins, Foreword by Garrett Moran
paper, 264 Pages
Pub. Date: June 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-494-6
Price: $33.00

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cloth, 264 Pages
Pub. Date: June 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-495-3
Price: $64.00

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Teaching Students About the World of Work argues that educational institutions—especially two-year and four-year public institutions serving low-income students—need to make the topic of employment a central element in their educational offerings. Indeed, the book demonstrates that a far greater emphasis on teaching students about the work world will be necessary if colleges are to give disadvantaged students a realistic chance for professional and economic success. The recommendation is a reconfiguration of postsecondary education that represents a paradigm shift in career preparation and learning.

About the Editors

Nancy Hoffman is a senior advisor at Jobs for the Future and a co-founder of the Pathways to Prosperity Network. Michael Lawrence Collins is vice president at Jobs for the Future.