Internships for Today's World

A Practical Guide for High Schools and Community Colleges

Internships for Today's World: A Practical Guide for High Schools and Community Colleges Author Joan E. McLachlan
Isbn 1475806019
File size 3MB
Year 2014
Pages 164
Language English
File format PDF
Category Psychology

Book Description:

Joan McLachlan and Patricia Hess have written a book that offers real hope for providing meaningful learning experiences for students that complement and fortify in-school learning. A recent national study demonstrated that only 28% of students are intellectually engaged in our schools, but internships offer opportunities for 100 % engagement. Realistically, school is not an ideal environment for providing all the necessary opportunities for becoming an adult. Instead, school is a particular kind of environment, honoring individualism and cognitive development. It imposes dependence on, and withholds responsibility from, students. We have lost sight of young people's potential for responsibility. Internships, as outlined in Internships for Today's World: A Practical Guide for High Schools and Community Colleges, provides opportunities for accepting responsibility and offering real opportunities for students to feel and to be useful. It offers a practical guide for establishing a quality, sustainable internship program. This book provides conclusive evidence of the power of internships for student engagement and learning. (Jerry Diakiw, faculty of education, York University, former superintendent of schools York Region District School Board, Ontario)

 

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