ERIC Number: ED298269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-28
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Integrating Vocational-Technical Education and Basic Academic Skills. A Status Report.
Losh, Charles; And Others
A study examined the degree to which states are working on integrating vocational-technical education and instruction in basic academic skills. Usable information was provided by 29 of the 30 states contacted. Nearly all of the states belong to one or more of the various consortia developing the applied math, communications, principles of technology, and applied biology programs. Ten states are using the Agency for Instructional Technology (AIT) and Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) applied academic products without adaptations, and 10 are using the programs with major additions or adaptations. Nine states are writing their own curricula or working on developing their own system of infusing academic content into vocational offerings. Half of the states questioned indicated that the primary emphasis on vocational-academic infusion was at the state level. Eleven states either have not dealt with the question of academic credit for vocational experience or are in the very early stages of doing so. In most states, credit-granting capability is a local option rather than a state policy. Teacher certification was a major concern expressed by all respondents. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Fall Conference of the National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education (Phoenix, AZ, September 28, 1988).