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ERIC Number: ED371193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Pages: 212
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-16-045242-2
ISSN: 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)
U.S. Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328 (Stock No. 065-000-00692-8, 5 volume set, $41).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: 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