ERIC Number: ED362748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Parkland College-Champaign/Ford Vocational System Tech Prep Final Report.
Parkland Coll., Champaign, IL.
An industrial/technical tech prep pilot project that involved students from three secondary schools in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, was implemented in Fall 1991. Highlights of the implementation phase included an informational/orientation meeting for parents, delivery of four courses, and field trips to local manufacturing firms for the tech prep class. Numerous presentations were made concerning the Parkland College-Champaign/Ford Vocational System Tech Prep project. In March, Parkland College hosted a Technology Conference, which was attended by more than 300 individuals. Additionally, the college served as a downlink site for two national teleconferences on tech prep and delivery of vocational education. The historically strong collaborative relationship between Parkland College and the Champaign/Ford Vocational System was enhanced through the communication and coordination involved in articulating courses, scheduling delivery of the curriculum, planning inservice programs, recruiting students, and finalizing logistical details. Integration projects involving secondary/postsecondary teams were initiated. (Appendixes include 10 daily lesson plans for marketing. The unit covers communication. Each lesson plan begins with a one-page overview of unit, lesson topic, objectives, teacher activity with time estimate and related student activity, evaluation, and needed tools, materials, and resources. Required notes and handouts are provided for each lesson.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Demonstration Programs, Educational Planning, High Schools, Industrial Education, Institutional Cooperation, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Marketing, Program Implementation, Technical Education, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Parkland Coll., Champaign, IL.