ERIC Number: ED396122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Vocational & Academic Education. A Handbook Featuring Four Demonstration Sites Including Students from Special Populations.
Tindall, Lloyd W.; And Others
This handbook describes the processes and techniques used to develop, implement, and evaluate four integrated vocational and academic learning programs in Wisconsin that included students from special populations. The handbook contains seven chapters. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the project, including the request for proposal process and some of the positive outcomes and barriers faced during the implementation process. Chapters 2-5 provide specific information for each of the four projects: (1) Blue Hills Manufacturing Project---used solar-powered kilns to dry lumber for their student-run company; (2) Food for Thought--a "school within a school" that focuses on the integration of academic subject areas and the operation of an in-school breakfast program; (3) Water Quality Analysis Project--integrates a vocational course in natural resources with an advanced chemistry course by focusing on water quality issues; and (4) biotechnology integration project---integrates microbiology with English, mathematics, technology education, and business education. Chapter 6 discusses the team building process that was used with the Vocational Academic Learning Program teams, and chapter 7 summarizes the factors that contributed to the programs' success and the benefits and positive outcomes of vocational and academic integration. Samples of the documents used in the projects, such as schedules, memos, and curriculum, are included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Deafness, Demonstration Programs, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., 1025 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706-1796 (publication no. IVAE100: $39).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center on Education and Work.
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