ERIC Number: ED279896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening the Basic Competencies of Students Enrolled in Vocational Education.
Korcheck, Stephanie A., Ed.
This document presents brief descriptions of successful approaches that states, local school districts, and individual schools have taken to incorporate and/or expand the teaching of basic competencies. Two presentations made at the Southern Regional Education Board's meeting on "Strengthening the Academic Preparation of Vocational Students" appear first. "The Heart of Educational Reform: Integrating Academic and Vocational Education" (Marvin Feldman) advocates linking academic learning to practical vocational applications. "Investing in Our Children: Business and the Public Schools" (Nat Semple) also talks about the relationship between vocational education and academic instruction. The summaries of nine various approaches to strengthen basic competencies are divided into three categories. The categories and programs are Teaching, Strengthening, and Recognizing Academic Skills (The Division of Academic-Vocational Education--Holmes High School, Kentucky; The Virginia Master Technician Program; Individualized Language Arts and Systematic Teaching and Measuring of Mathematics/Vocational Applied Mathematics--Georgia; Florida's State Policy for Credit Substitution); Using Applied Courses to Develop Academic Learning Skills (Principles of Technology--The Center for Occupational Research and Development, Applied Vocational Mathematics--South Carolina, Correlated Vocational/Academic Programs--Ohio); and Remediating Basic Skills Deficiencies in Vocational Students (Individualized Remedial-Related Centers--Mississippi, Learning Resource Centers--Oklahoma). (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Basic Skills, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, General Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Resources Centers, Mathematics, Postsecondary Education, Reading, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Secondary Education, Technology, Vocational Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.