ERIC Number: ED355424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Integrating Academic and Vocational Education: Guidelines for Secondary School Principals.
Schmidt, B. June; And Others
These guidelines are for individuals and school divisions contemplating or already integrating academic and vocational education. Section 1 discusses two goals for integration. Section 2 provides a justification for integration and discusses the contradiction in the skills obtained in school and those needed in the workplace. Section 3 defines the integration of academic and vocational education in practical terms. Three aspects of integration are explored; they are integration: as defined by the 1990 Perkins Act; based on the eight models defined by Grubb et al. (1991); and as related to tech prep. Section 4 identifies barriers to integration and lists suggestions for eliminating them. Section 5 discusses ways to encourage cooperative efforts between academic and vocational teachers. Section 6 focuses on roles of key players: academic and vocational teachers, secondary school principals, secondary school counselors, and secondary school administrators and supervisory personnel. Section 7 discusses three aspects of the process for implementing integration: planning stages, marketing strategy, and strategies for policy change. Section 8 lists effective curricular and instructional strategies. References are listed at the end of each section. Section 9 contains a consolidated list of 20 references. Appendixes include 13 related references and transparency masters for use during staff inservice training and informational meetings with school administrators. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Administrator Role, Cooperative Planning, Counselor Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies, Federal Legislation, Integrated Curriculum, Marketing, Models, Principals, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role, Technology Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.