Go beyond classroom to better meet developmental needs, Halpern says

[img_caption src=”https://www.erikson.edu/wp-content/uploads/halpern1.jpg” link=”https://www.erikson.edu/about/directory/robert-halpern/” align=”right” caption=”Robert Halpern” alt=”photo of Halpern”]Professor Robert Halpern’s research appeared in an Atlantic article on how career-based learning can better serve certain students who become disaffected with traditional educational systems.

In his book, The Means to Grow Up: Reinventing Apprenticeship as a Developmental Support in Adolescence, Halpern found that youth who participate in after-school apprenticeship programs become more self-responsible, patient, and mature.

He argues that the best schooling for adolescent developmental needs goes beyond the classroom, and teaches skills that will serve young people when they enter the workforce and start their own families.

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