ERIC Number: ED351505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep: A National Survey. Vocational Education Research.
Delgado Community Coll., New Orleans, LA.
Prompted by new funding provided through the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act, a study examined the status of program development of tech prep initiatives in the technical institutes and community colleges of the United States. Using mailing lists of members of the American Vocational Association and the American Association of Junior and Community Colleges, a one-page questionnaire was mailed to each of the institutions seeking basic programmatic information; more than 500 schools responded. In addition to school responses, some questionnaires were forwarded to other agencies and, in a number of cases, state departments of education responded. The survey results indicate that most two-year schools in the United States are just beginning their tech prep programs. A few states have developed programs over a number of years, but only at specific locations. Most states were just getting started. (Extensive appendixes, which make up most of this document, include samples of the most helpful responses from community and technical colleges in 26 states, sample programs provided by some of the schools, a list of national curriculum centers and state contacts for tech prep programs, information on the National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational and Technical Education, a bibliography of 46 references on tech prep, and an index by program area.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Delgado Community Coll., New Orleans, LA.
Identifiers: Tech Prep