ExpandEDSchools recently spoke to Professor Robert Halpern about his new book, Youth, Education, and the Role of Society: Rethinking Learning in the High School Years, and the importance of learning opportunities outside of schools.

Career and technical eduction “provides the start of a constructive pathway for millions of young people for whom four-year college is not a sensible next step after high school,” Halpern says. “The most interesting and compelling value of vocationally-oriented learning is personal. It fosters maturity, nurtures a sense of personal competence and of having a place in the world.”

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