Professor of Education Emeritus - University of California, Berkeley

David Stern

A major continuing interest is development of secondary school pathways that prepare students for tertiary education by using curriculum that includes applications related to particular occupational fields.  Generally my research has focused on the relationship between learning and work, mainly in schools but also in workplaces.  The workplace research has included analysis of trends in employee training, and studies of organizational practices that support learning at work.  A related strand of research has examined school-supervised work experience for students, including school-based enterprises where students produce goods or services for sale or use to customers or clients outside the classroom. Other current interests include social enterprises for learning, and expanding policy options for educating teenagers.



  • Career Academies:  Partnerships for Reconstructing American High Schools.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 1992.  (D. Stern, M. Raby, and C. Dayton)
  • “Company Training in the United States 1970-2000: What Have Been the Trends over Time?”  International Journal of Training and Development 8(3):191-209, 2004.  (D. Stern, Y. Song, and B. O’Brien)
  • “Expanding Policy Options for Educating Teenagers.”  The Future of Children 19(1):211-239, Spring 2009.
  • School-Based Enterprise:  Productive Learning in American High Schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994.  (D. Stern, J. R. Stone III, C. Hopkins, M. McMillion, and R. Crain)
  • School to Work:  Research on Programs in the United States.  London and Washington:  Falmer Press, 1995.  (D. Stern, N. Finkelstein, J. R. Stone III, J. Latting, and C. Dornsife)


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