ERIC Number: ED255685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Advanced Placement in Vocational Education. Final Report.
A project was conducted to improve articulation between secondary and postsecondary vocational programs in southwest Washington. Included among the major project activities were the following: completion of interviews with vocational staff in six cooperating districts and two community colleges; preparation of a report on the current status of advanced placement in southwest Washington; implementation of a series of articulation meetings for instructors of diesel, auto, and metals (machine shop) programs to design agreements on curriculum communication processes, and forms to be used; development of a model for advanced placement; and establishment of contacts with vocational educators from public and nonpublic institutions in the area. Of 11 districts initially contacted, 6 participated in the interview activity and 3 worked in the articulation meetings to develop the final product. Although those representatives of the nonpublic groups contacted expressed little willingness to participate in the project, the general attitude of the vocational directors and teachers contacted was one of support and agreement on the timeliness of the project. (Appendixes to this report contain the articulation model, copies of the articulation forms, guidelines for implementing the curriculum review process, and the text of a report entitled "Serving the Disadvantaged Student through Vocational Education" by William Hansen.) (MN)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Enrollment Trends, Institutional Cooperation, Material Development, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), Regional Planning, Secondary Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Clark County Vocational Skills Center, Vancouver, WA.
Note: A Research Project in Vocational Education.