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ERIC Number: ED315574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec-5
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Education Partnerships: Arkansas Articulation.
Thompson, Dale E.; And Others
The Arkansas Articulation Program is the process used since 1986 to supervise the coordination between secondary and postsecondary levels of vocational, technical, and technology education courses whose content has been standardized as the result of competency identification specific to each subject area. The program aims to strengthen the curriculum and to shorten the technology and vocational training process by eliminating duplication of course work. The program will achieve its purpose through the formation of partnerships between secondary and postsecondary technology educators, and the process it will use has the following phases: (1) identification of schools by regional articulation coordinators, assignment of interested administrators to a regional articulation committee, and selection of technology subject matter areas targeted for articulation; (2) classroom teacher identification of any duplication among courses between levels and development of articulation agreements between schools so that students do not re-learn material in which they are already competent; (3) review of the agreements by representatives of all schools involved; and (4) implementation of the agreements, including informing students, teachers, and counselors that the agreements, which provide for direct credit transfers, advanced placement standings, and/or credit by examination, exist. By December 1989, 19 agreements had been implemented for drafting, 42 for electronics and electricity, 8 for computers, and 13 for welding programs. (The document includes a sample agreement and an application for advanced placement.) (CML)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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