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Working Knowledge

Work-Based Learning and Education Reform, 1st Edition

By Thomas R. Bailey, Katherine L. Hughes, David Thornton Moore


256 pages

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Based on five years of research in high school and community college programs, this book explores the potential for using work-based learning as part of a broad education reform strategy.


"The authors, all respected figures in the school-to-work field, bring a committed but critical perspective to their search for a workable educational reform that can straddle America's ever-waning investment in traditional vocational education and the realization that not all high school students are bound for four-year institutions…Working Knowledge is a sophisticated and balanced treatment of the preparation of youth for the workplace. It deserves and will undoubtedly receive a wide readership." -- Teachers College Record

About the Authors

Thomas R. Bailey is the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education, Department of International and Transcultural Studies, and the Director, Institute on Education and the Economy, and Community College Research Center, at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Katherine L. Hughes is the Assistant Director for Work and Education Reform Research, Institute on Education and the Economy, Teachers College, Columbia University.

David Thornton Moore is Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education
EDUCATION / Non-Formal Education