ERIC Number: ED311218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The PRO-TECH Program. A Program for Gifted and Talented High School Students in Connecticut's Vocational-Technical School System.
Brann, Ronald E.
This document describes Connecticut's PRO-TECH Program, which is designed to link pupils in vocational-technical schools, resources of school and community, and opportunity for growth in order to teach advanced skills, explore new interests, challenge old ideas, and highlight individual talents. The document consists of sections on the following program-related topics: (1) an introduction and rationale for the program; (2) research on gifted children in Connecticut since 1979, some of which recognized giftedness in automotive mechanics, machine design, carpentry, electronics, architectural design, and concluded that programs and services above what was offered in the regular curriculum were warranted; (3) the PRO-TECH model for identification and programming to teach advanced skills, explore new interests, challenge old ideas, and highlight individual talents; (4) the program's goals and objectives; (5) the populations served (students who are capable of creative production in a trade area, traditional academic areas, and the arts) with identification being keyed not to potential but to performance; (6) entrance into the program; (7) types of services and opportunities; (8) levels of services; (9) an example of one student's activities in the PRO-TECH program; and (10) PRO-TECH and the mission of Connecticut's vocational-technical schools. The document includes a 10-item bibliography and two flowcharts that depict the process through which vocational-technical students become eligible for special services in the PRO-TECH program and through which they become eligible for special services in the arts component of the program. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational-Technical Schools.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut