ERIC Number: ED362633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-26
Reference Count: N/A
Suggestions for Tech Prep Planning.
Partnership for Academic and Career Education, Pendleton, SC.
This publication provides suggestions for tech prep planning and program development throughout Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens County, South Carolina, school districts with the help of Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE) staff. Background assumptions are outlined first. Then, 16 planning components are listed to help individual districts plan and implement tech prep programs effectively. These include the following areas: identification of planning coordinators, definition of roles and responsibilities of district and PACE staff, definition of tech prep goals for the district, identification of academic and vocational courses that could be organized into a tech prep curriculum option, identification of curriculum gaps between secondary and postsecondary level, identification of courses for local curriculum development, planning of evaluation strategies, and identification of other components to support the tech prep program. Proposed outcomes for fully developed tech prep programs are listed, including the following: a coordinated, sequenced program of academic and career/vocational courses; new and/or enhanced academic courses involving applications from the targeted midlevel technology career clusters; Introduction to Technologies in grade 9; effective counseling components; ongoing inservice for faculty and staff; orientation for students and parents; and a tech prep scholarship program. Other contents are suggested overall planning goals for 1989-90 and a planning outline. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Planning, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Orientation, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Academic and Career Education, Pendleton, SC.