ERIC Number: ED378348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island Tech Prep Annual Report 1992-1993. Program Summary 1987-1993.
Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.
The Rhode Island Tech Prep Associate Degree Program is a statewide partnership between the Community College of Rhode Island, 70 percent of the high schools in the state, and the business community. It targets students enrolled in unfocused general education programs in high schools and involves them in an applied course of study in mathematics, science, and communications. Tech prep provides students with an opportunity to enroll in courses at the secondary level that are occupationally related and taught in a "hands-on" cooperative learning setting. These curricula provide students with a better foundation of basic proficiency skills so they are better prepared to pursue a postsecondary training program and career in a technical, business, or health field. During the 1992-93 academic year, 1,256 students from 23 of the 41 comprehensive high schools and 8 vocational-technical career centers in Rhode Island were enrolled in tech prep at the secondary level. Tech prep high school students have participated in career development activities at the college. The program director has made presentations and many educators have come to Rhode Island to observe the program. The program has received a demonstration grant this year from the U.S. Department of Education to design a program evaluation and to develop promotional materials for national dissemination. (Fourteen graphs represent data collected on secondary and postsecondary students participating in the program.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Business Education, Community Colleges, Competence, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Minimum Competencies, Office Occupations Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Tech Prep, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island