ERIC Number: ED375297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Preferred Future with Tech Prep Systems.
Bragg, Debra D.; And Others
This document is designed to help local practitioners construct new tech prep systems that bridge the federal Tech Prep Education Act with the new School-to-Work Opportunities legislation. Section I provides a historical and philosophical foundation for new systems. It describes the movement's roots, legislation, and local, state, and federal roles. Section II discusses the rationale for creating new systems, offers six core concepts, and presents a vision of what education can be, a preferred future. The core concepts state that tech prep should do the following: (1) be grounded in an integrated and authentic core curriculum; (2) articulate secondary and postsecondary education; (3) be a highly relevant approach; (4) be an approach that focuses on outcomes and increased student performance; (5) provide an accessible and viable option for all students; and (6) be implemented with a highly collaborative approach. Section III describes perspectives, processes, and strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating tech prep. It focuses on these areas: the importance of people involved; strategies to engage their full commitment; the task of drafting the plans by creating a shared vision, mission statement, goals, and policies; 20 specific components and 5 approaches taken by local consortia to configure them into a tech prep system; barriers; and program evaluation and continuous improvement. Appendixes include 108 references and national tech prep experts contact list. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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.