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ERIC Number: ED366818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Time for Questions: The Future of Integration and Tech Prep. A Report of a Three-Day Summit (Washington, D.C., June 27-29, 1993).
Ascher, Carol; Flaxman, Erwin
A 3-day summit of researchers, policymakers, administrators, practitioners, and other concerned individuals examined the organizational, instructional, and political problems in implementing integration and tech prep (I/TP) programs. The following propositions emerged from the discussions: (1) I/TP face numerous structural and professional obstacles; (2) historic division of high schools into classes for college- and noncollege-bound students impedes the promise of I/TP to end tracking; (3) full partnership of business/industry in workplace learning is critical to its success; (4) new standards and evaluation tools are required for I/TP to demonstrate success; (5) new strategies for professional development must be created to support I/TP; (6) I/TP change guidance and counseling practices; and (7) I/TP can be either facilitated or hindered by the policy and political environment in which they are implemented. Included among the recommendations for facilitating I/TP were calls to communicate the vision of curriculum I/TP, link I/TP to other reforms, demonstrate how students can profit from good I/TP programs, create a new assessment and credentialing system, develop new collaborative forms of research, clarify the possibilities of the workplace as an instructional site, and create a supportive policy environment. (Appended is a list of summit participants.) (MN)
IEE Publications, Institute on Education and the Economy, Teachers College, Box 174, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($5 pre-paid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.; Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. on Education and the Economy.