ERIC Number: ED371193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessment of Vocational Education. Final Report to Congress. Volume III. Program Improvement: Educational Reform.
Boesel, David; And Others
This document, the third of five volumes that comprise the final report of the National Assessment of Vocational Education focuses on program improvement. Chapter 1 describes the education reform movement and assesses its effects on vocational education. It discusses current reforms that states are undertaking to improve preparation of students for the work force. Chapters 2-6 deal with vocational education reforms. Chapter 2 summarizes states' progress in developing and implementing a system of performance measures and standards, explores progress at the local level in implementing these systems, and discusses the current status of performance measures and standards. Chapter 3 describes federal efforts to develop voluntary national skill standards and measures, proposes a taxonomy of skill standards, and examines advantages and disadvantages of industry skill standards and measures. Chapters 4-6 examine development and implementation of school-to-work transition reforms at state and local levels. Chapter 4 on integration of academic and vocational curricula describes secondary and postsecondary efforts, assesses the scope and impact of integration, and examines the effectiveness of integrated approaches. Chapter 5 examines implementation of tech prep programs and assesses their scope and impact. Chapter 6 on work experience programs describes cooperative education, youth apprenticeships, and school-based enterprises and examines their effectiveness. Endnotes follow each chapter. Appendixes include data tables, graphs, and definitions. (YLB)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Integrated Curriculum, Job Performance, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Standards, Technology Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990