Linking Learning to the 21st Century: Preparing All Students for College, Career, and Civic Participation

This policy brief by the National Education Policy Center discusses the characteristics, benefits, and challenges of Linked Learning, a school framework in which academic content is integrated with career and technical education (CTE), and the two content areas are contextualized in real-world situations. The authors examine the effects of Linked Learning on high school students and their communities, and provides recommendations that includes: supporting the development of new structures, strengthening K-12 and postsecondary partnerships, and investing in curriculum development that maximizes the overlap between the academic and CTE coursework.

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National Education Policy Center
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