ERIC Number: ED288960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Techniques for Joint Effort: The Vocational-Academic Approach. BASICS: Bridging Vocational and Academic Skills.
Pritz, Sandra G.; Crowe, Michael R.
This document describes teaching techniques that vocational and academic teachers can use jointly to improve students' basic skills. It is part of BASICS, a package of integrated materials developed to assist teachers, administrators, and counselors in bridging vocational and academic skills. Section 1 focuses on the problem of students' basic skills deficiencies and how teachers can respond. Section 2 specifies and discusses ways that teachers can work. The options include sharing, teaming, and staff crossover. The final section consists of examples of eight programs in which teachers have successfully used these strategies to integrate vocational and academic education. They are Pathfinder Regional Vocational-Technical High School District (Palmer, Massachusetts), Joint Academic Vocational Approach (Kentucky), Dauphin County Area Vocational Technical School (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Program Options (Ohio), Ohio Program Options: Great Oaks Joint Vocational School District (Cincinnati), Ohio Program Options: Mathematics at Montgomery County Joint Vocational School (Clayton), Principles of Technology as Applied at Detrick Vocational Center (Louisville, Kentucky), and Process Model for Integrating Science Concepts and Vocational Skills, Sandy Union High School (Sandy, Oregon). A conclusion summarizes, in the form of a checklist, the factors that should be considered before making the commitment to joint efforts. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Basic Skills, Cooperative Planning, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP300EA--manual and audiocassette, $13.95; complete BASICS set, SP300--$198.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 252 701-702, ED 252 737-739, ED 257 995, ED 266 264, ED 276 873, and CE 047 969-978.