ERIC Number: ED366818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Time for Questions: The Future of Integration and Tech Prep. A Report of a Three-Day Summit (Washington, D.C., June 27-29, 1993).
Ascher, Carol; Flaxman, Erwin
A 3-day summit of researchers, policymakers, administrators, practitioners, and other concerned individuals examined the organizational, instructional, and political problems in implementing integration and tech prep (I/TP) programs. The following propositions emerged from the discussions: (1) I/TP face numerous structural and professional obstacles; (2) historic division of high schools into classes for college- and noncollege-bound students impedes the promise of I/TP to end tracking; (3) full partnership of business/industry in workplace learning is critical to its success; (4) new standards and evaluation tools are required for I/TP to demonstrate success; (5) new strategies for professional development must be created to support I/TP; (6) I/TP change guidance and counseling practices; and (7) I/TP can be either facilitated or hindered by the policy and political environment in which they are implemented. Included among the recommendations for facilitating I/TP were calls to communicate the vision of curriculum I/TP, link I/TP to other reforms, demonstrate how students can profit from good I/TP programs, create a new assessment and credentialing system, develop new collaborative forms of research, clarify the possibilities of the workplace as an instructional site, and create a supportive policy environment. (Appended is a list of summit participants.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Counseling Techniques, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Politics of Education, Professional Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Counseling, Standards, Track System (Education), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
IEE Publications, Institute on Education and the Economy, Teachers College, Box 174, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($5 pre-paid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.; Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. on Education and the Economy.
Identifiers: Tech Prep