ERIC Number: ED355425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep Leadership Summit: A Conference Report (Chicago, Illinois, June 22-23, 1992).
National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
This report presents outcomes of deliberations at the Tech Prep Leadership Summit on a "national vision" for tech prep. Following an introduction, Section 2 represents the consensus reached at the summit. Discussion of the purpose of tech prep focuses on the mission statement and goals of the Tech Prep Act. The discussion of program outcomes identifies nine general outcomes and addresses assessment and accountability and use of multiple outcome measures. Discussion of the target audience concludes that tech prep is an inclusive program for all students. Strategies for successful implementation as identified through discussion are grouped into four categories: planning and design, marketing, curricular and pedagogical, and early intervention. Section 3 highlights a few examples of the various approaches to tech prep being used in states to develop four general components: marketing campaigns, curriculum development, career guidance, and program improvement. Examples are provided of how states have spent their tech prep funds and tied tech prep to other state initiatives and of business and industry involvement in program development. Section 4 identifies strategies for implementing tech prep in urban schools. Section 5 discusses unresolved issues: creating demand for a high-skills work force, defining "technical," the role of public education, and similarities with other reform movements. Appendixes include the conference agenda, and participants' biographical sketches. (Contains 17 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Corporate Support, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Technology, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges, Urban Areas
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990