ERIC Number: ED359318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
What Works: When Teachers Integrate Vocational & Academic Education.
Schmidt, B. June
This paper summarizes strategies that have been successfully implemented at 3 of the 40 pilot sites working toward the goal of improving the academic competencies of students completing high school vocational programs. The strategies were culled from 30 interviews with academic teachers, vocational teachers, counselors, vocational directors, principals, a supervisor, and a remediation specialist at the three selected sites (a comprehensive high school and two vocational centers that serve four feeder high schools) operated by the Southern Regional Education Board/Vocational Education Consortium. A total of 215 strategies were summarized in 4 categories: (1) instructional strategies; (2) curricular strategies; (3) cooperative efforts between vocational and academic teachers, and (4) administrative practices and procedures. The 69 strategies highlighted in this paper are those actually used to achieve the integration of vocational and academic education at the school-site level. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.