A Nation of Programs with No System - An Apprenticeship in America
Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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This paper seeks to explore three simple questions 1 What is the current state of apprenticeship in the United States, 2 Is there a role for apprenticeship in 21st century America and 3 What, if any, is the legitimate role of the federal government in regards to apprenticeship Apprenticeship, that age old process of the experienced not so young passing knowledge on to the inexperienced young, seems to be a useful tool for improving U.S. workforce skills while at the same time aiding young America in its transition from youth and school to adulthood and work. Apprenticeship is after all the preferred way West Germany and much of Europe eases its offspring from the school house to the factory or office. Additionally, recent research in cognitive science indicates that ... abstract information is sometimes best learned through authentic application. 1 US DOE, 1991 We team from doing Clearly, apprenticeship warrants a closer look.
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