Linking College and Work: Exemplary Practices in Two-Year College Work-Based Learning Programs

Edited by D. D. Bragg and R. E. Hamm

What makes work-based learning programs in two-year colleges succeed? What gets in the way? This report provides the detailed analysis needed to improve and expand work-based learning programs. An in-depth study of ten programs clarifies the success factors of good programs. The researchers also report their concerns about issues like potentially discriminatory practices in the selection of students and problems with worksite organizations. The authors recommend changes needed for these programs to fulfill their potential, including increased funding, active support from colleges, and the need for more systemic approaches to the creation of standards. Linking College and Work will be invaluable to practitioners and policymakers involved in planning for the future of work-based learning programs. (This report is the second phase of a two-part project. The first phase, a survey of work-based learning programs in two-year colleges, is published as MDS-721.)

MDS-795 / April 1996

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