ERIC Number: ED331539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep Associate Degree: A Win/Win Experience.
Hull, Dan, Comp.; Parnell, Dale, Comp.
Designed to serve as a "how to" guide for policymakers, and state, federal, and institutional leaders, as well as public school and higher education practitioners interested in developing a Tech Prep/Associate Degree (TPAD) consortium, this book provides a detailed synthesis of successful TPAD consortia and programs. The first five chapters offer a rationale, methodology, structure, process, and advice for forming and operating a TPAD consortium. These chapters include: (1) "Every Student a Winner: The Case for TPAD" (D. Parnell); (2) "Getting Off the Ground: The Basics of Developing a TPAD Consortium" (D. Hull); (3) "A Solid Foundation: The Role of Applied Academics" (L. Pedrotti; D. Parks); (4) "It's a Team Effort! Developing and Implementing a TPAD Program" (M. Dutton); and (5) "Smoothing the Rough Spots: Identifying Issues and Overcoming Obstacles" (C. Belcher). Next, chapters 6 and 7 present "Success Stories: Examples of Working TPAD Programs" (D. James; D. Ingram; H. Padden; D.M. Walter; and S. Vigil); and "Retraining for Technology: TRAP for Adults" (W. Edling, A. Sosbe; S. Evertt; and S. Malbrough). Chapters 8 and 9, "Getting 'Em and Keeping 'Em" (J. Marmaras; L. McClure; G. Harpole; and A. Miller); and "The Employer's Role: Connecting Students to the Marketplace" (C. Marsalis; M. Rice), address the issues of recruiting, retaining, and employing TPAD students. Finally, chapter 10, "How Do You Feel about TPAD? (A Forum of Satisfactions and Concerns" (B. Segura; J.F. Yeager; E. Marcom; T. Parker; C. Rouse; C. Phillips; H. Palmer; S. Shields; and E. Henderson), examines the feelings and appraisals of those playing key roles in existing consortia. Appendixes provide curriculum models for TPAD; facts about applied academics; using applied academics to improve general and vocational education in the high school; and references and resources. (MPH)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Government Role, High Schools, Job Training, Leadership, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Retraining, School Business Relationship, State School District Relationship, Technical Education, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.