Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Evaluation of EDGE/UP School-to-Work Program

(01/01/1997 – 10/31/1997)

This participatory evaluation research documented the two-year School-to-Work program.  The program was organized around four career clusters--transportation, build environment, computer information systems, and metal works. Each career cluster was based on an integrated curriculum with core academics, exposure to career exploration activities, and off-site learning experience.

The research resulted in a report, "EDGE/UP School-to-Work Initiative: 1997 Progress Report."

Research Team

  • W. Garrard, Graduate Fellow, Psychology
  • Y. Suarez-Balcazar, Psychology, Loyola University
  • J. Schmidt, Alternatives, Inc.
  • L. Leff, Alternatives, Inc.
  • B. Mahler, Undergraduate Student
  • T. Muller, Undergraduate Student

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