ERIC Number: ED365870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
National Roster of Local Practices in the Integration of Vocational and Academic Education.
Reid, Mark E.; Tsuzuki, Mayo
This catalog describes local programs in the eight models of academic/vocational curriculum integration on the secondary level identified by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE). The roster highlights models from nearly every state, representing a cross-section of rural, suburban, and urban school districts. Each model is described in both general and specific terms. The general description includes information about the target student population, the curriculum modifications, teachers involved, and any structural changes required. The specific description considers the advantages and challenges of each model as well as sample classroom activities. Finally, the growth potential of each model is discussed. Each model description is followed by a listing of examples and resources. The listing includes the name, address, telephone number, primary personnel, and other key personnel at each school and a summary of the school's integration program. The roster also includes the following: a summary table of all models; a list of examples by integration model number; a list of examples by state; a list of examples in alphabetical order; a summary of services provided by the NCRVE; a list of references and other products available from NCRVE; and an application form. The integration models described are the following: (1) vocational teachers introduce academic competencies into vocational courses; (2) vocational and academic teachers collaborate to enhance academic competencies in vocational classes; (3) academic teachers enhance the vocational relevance of the academic curriculum; (4) curriculum in both vocational and academic courses is modified and aligned; (5) senior projects; (6) the academy model; (7) occupational high schools and magnet schools; and (8) occupational clusters, career paths, and occupational majors. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Educational Resources, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Program Implementation, Vocational Education
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, 46 Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-768: $6).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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.