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Reskilling America : learning to labor in the twenty-first century / Katherine S. Newman, Hella Winston.

Newman, Katherine S., 1953- author. (Author). Winston, Hella, author. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781627793285
  • ISBN: 1627793283
  • Physical Description: 257 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-240) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The limits of the "college solution" -- A history of ambivalence -- The new vocational turn in American high schools -- What industry needs -- The community college connection -- What vocational education could be: the German model -- The math puzzle -- Bringing the dual system to the United States -- Where do we go from here? -- Appendix: What's growing?
Summary, etc.: "From Katherine Newman, award-winning author of No Shame in My Game, and sociologist Hella Winston, a sharp and irrefutable call to reenergize this nation's long-neglected system of vocational training. After decades of off-shoring and downsizing that have left blue collar workers obsolete and stranded, the United States is now on the verge of an industrial renaissance. But we don't have a skilled enough labor pool to fill the positions that will be created, which are in many cases technically demanding and require specialized skills. A decades-long series of idealistic educational policies with the expressed goal of getting every student to go to college has left a generation of potential workers out of the system. Touted as a progressive, egalitarian institution providing opportunity even to those with the greatest need, the American secondary school system has in fact deepened existing inequalities. We can do better, argue acclaimed sociologists Katherine Newman and Hella Winston. Taking a page from the successful experience of countries like Germany and Austria, where youth unemployment is a mere 7%, they call for a radical reevaluation of the idea of vocational training, long discredited as an instrument of tracking. The United States can prepare a new, high-performance labor force if we revamp our school system to value industry apprenticeship and rigorous technical education. By doing so, we will not only be able to meet the growing demand for skilled employees in dozens of sectors where employers decry the absence of well trained workers -- we will make the American Dream accessible to all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Vocational education > United States.
Skilled labor > United States.
Occupational training > United States.
Manpower policy > United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Sociology > General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE > Labor & Industrial Relations.
Berufsbildung.
Duales System.
USA.

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