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Bragg, Debra D., Ed.; Taylor, Jason L., Ed. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This edition features current research, practice, and policy related to the Joyce Foundation's Shifting Gears initiative beginning with an interview with Whitney Smith, Manager of the Employment Program at the Joyce Foundation. Julie Strawn, Center for Law and Social Policy, presents a national perspective of basic skills reform efforts similar to…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Interviews, Educational Strategies, Formative Evaluation
Jankowski, Natasha A.; Kirby, Catherine L.; Bragg, Debra D.; Taylor, Jason L.; Oertle, Kathleen M. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This booklet provides information to multiple stakeholders on the implementation of career clusters in Illinois. The booklet is an extension of the previous edition titled "An Introduction to Illinois CTE Programs of Study" (2008), and provides a resource for partners to understand Illinois' Career Cluster Model as its own adaptation of the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation
Taylor, Jason L.; Kirby, Catherine L., Bragg, Debra D.; Oertle, Kathleen M.; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Khan, Sadya S. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This guide begins with background information useful to understanding Illinois' framework for implementation and evaluation of Programs of Study. It starts with a visual depiction of the relationships between activity at the federal, state and local levels that evolved to the creation of Illinois' Career Cluster Model. This Model, which is based…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation