ERIC Number: ED356313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Tech Prep: A Guide to Planning a Quality Initiative.
Bragg, Debra D.; And Others
This guide provides perspectives about Technical Preparation (tech prep) from personnel representing the 50 state agencies and many local consortia. The guide also explores an approach to implementing tech prep based on the concept of total quality management (TQM). Each chapter begins with an overview that provides background, a summary, and list of topics. The material is presented in modular units. The first chapter, "Introduction to the Guide" (Debra D. Bragg) explains the purpose of the guide. "An Historical Perspective for Tech Prep" (Carolyn J. Dornsife, Debra D. Bragg) considers early influences on the tech prep movement. "Tech Prep and Educational Reform" (Carolyn J. Dornsife) describes tech prep in light of other educational restructuring initiatives in U.S. schools."Initiation of Tech Prep by the Fifty States" (James D. Layton, Debra D. Bragg) reports findings from the National Center on Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) research on state tech prep programs. "Planning and Implementation of Tech Prep by Local Consortia" (Debra D. Bragg) presents findings from NCRVE field research involving four states and eight local consortia. "Total Quality Management (TQM)" (Catherine L. Kirby, Debra D. Bragg) explores total quality management and considers its implications for tech prep. "Implementing Tech Prep with Teams" (Catherine L. Kirby, James D. Layton) describes the importance of teamwork and how teams can be used to implement tech prep. "How to Use Group Process and Quality Tools for Tech Prep" (James D. Layton) discusses how quality tools can be incorporated into tech prep planning and implementation. "How to Implement Tech Prep" (Debra D. Bragg) describes how to apply Juran's prerequisites for strategic quality management to tech prep implementation. Appendixes include 50-state survey summary results and action steps for successful articulation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Group Dynamics, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Quality Control, Secondary Education, Strategic Planning, Teamwork, Technology, Total Quality Management, Vocational Education
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, 46 Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-241: $10.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.