ERIC Number: ED344044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Hands and Minds: Redefining Success in Vocational Technical Education.
Education Writers Association, Washington, DC.
This report describes four programs identified as fitting the criteria of a program that bridges the worlds of learning, earning, and adulthood for all students. "Overview: Making School Work for All Students" (Linda Chion-Kenney) provides background and describes criteria to be met by schools serving needs of vocational students. "Oakland's Health and Bioscience Academy: Heavy on Science and Experience for 'Disenchanted' Students" (Jacqueline Cutler) discusses a school within a school that recruits economically and educationally impoverished students. "New Castle County, Delaware: Senior Projects Provide Anchor for Adulthood" (Vyola Willson) describes a school that requires ninth graders to begin a senior project to which coursework and shopwork are tied throughout the school years. "Rockbridge County, Virginia: Weaving together Academics and Work" (Neal Thompson) focuses on a small rural school that has eliminated the general education track and ability grouping. "Rindge School of Technical Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Using the Community to Develop Student Talents" (Catherine Foster) describes a school within a school that personalizes instruction for students at risk of getting lost in a large urban high school and connects learning to the world at large. Other contents include descriptions of seven other programs, questions asked during site visits, a list of sources and materials, and a list of 23 selected materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Excellence in Education, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Noncollege Bound Students, Potential Dropouts, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, Success, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation, Washington, DC. Commission on Youth and America's Future.
Authoring Institution: Education Writers Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Cambridge Public Schools MA; Delaware (New Castle County); Oakland Unified School District CA; Rockbridge County Public Schools VA