Professional Development in Support of School-to-Work – Jackson-Hillsdale Counties

Publication March 1998

Successful implementation of work-related education reforms in the United States requires educators to understand both reform principles and the ways in which work-based and school-based learning can be used to enhance curriculum and instruction. This document is part of Teacher learning in the workplace and community, which contains four educational briefs and five case studies that describe innovative teacher education and professional development programs that support school-to-work and related reforms.

The Jackson-Hillsdale School-to-Work (STW) Partnership is an example of collaboration between schools and communities to provide an integrated and comprehensive educational experience for students, enabling them to graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen career path. The STW program requires new capabilities and responsibilities of teachers and the Partnership has developed a number of professional development opportunities to address teachers’ learning needs. This case study highlights three partnership sites where professional development in support of STW is offered.

Pribbenow, C. M., & Sargent, T. (1998, March). Professional development in support of School-to-Work – Jackson-Hillsdale counties. In Teacher Learning in the Workplace and Community. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

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