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This document profiles the Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP), which is a model school-to-career initiative featuring an innovative integrated, employer-driven curriculum that was designed, developed, and implemented through the joint efforts of the Ingham Intermediate School District in Lansing, Michigan, the United Auto Workers (UAW), and the General Motors (GM) Corporation. The program guide, which is written in a question-and-answer format, answers the major questions that communities are likely to have as they seek to launch similar initiatives. The first two sections explain why career development is important and provides an overview of LAMP's components and a discussion of why LAMP is successful. The next presents the rationales for the following components and strategies of LAMP: partnership; multiple and diverse roles and responsibilities for workplace personnel; housing LAMP within the UAW-GM Training Center in Lansing, Michigan; work-based learning; project-based learning; use of varied assessment tools to assess students' academic progress and development of employment competencies; team teaching; a selective application process; enrollment of a diverse mix of students; provision of a student orientation session; and parental involvement. LAMP's commitment to continuous improvement and reasons other communities should implement LAMP are explained. Concluding the document is a list of nine National Institute for Work and Learning evaluative reports on LAMP. (MN)

Descriptors: Career Development, Cultural Pluralism, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Guides, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Selective Admission, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Systems Approach, Team Teaching, Total Quality Management, Transitional Programs, Unions, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs

For full text: http://www.aed.org/publications/LAMPWhys.pdf.









Autor: MacAllum, Keith; McDonald, Deanne; Johnson, Amy Bell

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5266&id=ED467537







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