The “Open Campus” scheme piloted in the USA aims to combine employment and schooling to tackle the growing problem of alienated pupils with few qualifications or skills. Recently it has been suggested that such schemes could tackle similar problems in Britain. Given that research findings indicate that children′s jobs are generally low paid, routine and unskilled and that working in excess of ten hours per week carries potential costs to educational performance and commitment, the reasoning behind this suggestion is questioned.
Lindsay, S., Hobbs, S. and McKechnie, J. (1994), "The Employment and Schooling Dilemma: “Open Campus” Revisited", Education + Training, Vol. 36 No. 6, pp. 3-5. https://doi.org/10.1108/00400919410065975Download as .RIS
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