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Learning about students: Developing a career-based criminal justice curriculum

Description: Faced with scrutiny by the government over student loans, college officials continue to search for ways to keep students engaged and enrolled in their programs. At the same time, there is increasing concern over the access of education for all and the opportunity it provides. Private and public colleges now are re-thinking their practices to retain students in their programs. In many fields of study, there has been a push for career-based education. In this paper we propose that a curriculum focused on student learning, coupled with career-based courses, will help ensure college success and successful entry into the workplace. This article examines the process in which an online criminal justice program is developing a new approach to education utilizing a career-based approach to learning for students.

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Hundersmarck, S. F., & Vasicek, M. (2015). Learning about students: Developing a career-based criminal justice curriculum [Electronic Version]. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 11(1), 52-62.

Keywords: career-based education, academically-defined fields-of-study, curriculum mapping, meaningful coursework

Date: Apr 21, 2015 | File Size: 285.73 Kb | Downloads: 1372

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