ERIC Number: ED374346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Redesigning and Refocusing High School Vocational Studies. Blending Academic and Vocational Education, Connecting the School Site to the Worksite, and Linking Secondary and Postsecondary Education.
The Southern Regional Education Board-State Vocational Education Consortium conducted a Fall 1992 forum as part of ongoing staff development for High Schools that Work leaders. It was devoted to the changing nature of the workplace and the need for upgraded standards of what to teach and what to expect of students in high school vocational courses. The keynote speech (Anthony Carnevale) described how international competition was changing the workplace and emphasized that more and more workers were required to possess broad skills. Increasingly, rank-and-file employees were called on to identify and solve problems, make decisions, negotiate, and learn new tasks. State and school leaders described efforts to work with employers to develop youth apprenticeship programs and ways to combine the apprenticeship initiative with the High Schools that Work program. Business, industry, and school leaders told about using standards developed cooperatively by employers and educators to modernize and upgrade the quality of vocational courses. Educational innovators described organization of academy or school-within-a-school efforts to involve employers in creating an integrated program of high-status vocational and academic studies using school and worksite settings. School leaders and teachers shared information on new and revised vocational courses that required students to use higher-level academic and technical content. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, School Business Relationship, Standards, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.