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  • Writer's pictureRobert Schwartz

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

In his piece Teaching Students About the World of Work, Project on Workforce Senior Advisor Bob Schwartz 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.


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