ERIC Number: ED378377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
NCRVE Change Agent. Shaping the Future of Vocational Education. Volume 4, 1994.
NCRVE Change Agent, v4 n1-4 Mar-Dec 1994
The first of four issues in this volume consists of four review articles. "Tech Prep Quality" reviews a guide to total quality management and tech prep. "Specific, Ocean to Ocean" reviews a publication that identifies 10 preliminary plans for implementing tech prep. "...No Single Option" is about a monograph that evaluates tech prep and other current initiatives in terms of their value to the middle 50 percent of students. "Tech Prep Nat Sat Telecon" reports on a satellite teleconference that explored leadership, marketing, and business involvement in tech prep. Issue 2 begins with "Authentic Assessment," a review of authentic assessment practices. "Collecting Alternative Approaches to Assessment" focuses on alternative systems of assessment that address reform directives and new approaches to vocational education. "Let Me Get This Straight" looks at study results of local institutions who are trying to understand what Perkins accountability mandates really mean. "Accountability" summarizes two National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) reports--one that develops a model of accountability and another that proposes policy alternatives in response to federal legislation. Issue 3 contains four articles. "An Annual Report on School-to-Work Programs" reviews an NCRVE report of the research conducted on successful education-to-work transition approaches. "Dive Right In!" explores work-based learning for medical unit secretaries. "Special Populations and More" reviews publications addressing two school-to-work connecting activities areas--special populations and gender equity. "Revising Educational Assessment" reviews two items about accountability and assessment. Issue 4 begins with "The Right Instrument," a review of the guides to two tools to assess leadership performance. "Administrative Breakwater" reviews a professional development simulation. "In Cases..." focuses on a collection of case studies for leadership development. "For Those about To Lead" reviews a leadership development curriculum. "A Source of Resources" assesses a publication that provides detailed information about leadership development resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Book Reviews, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation, Leadership, Leadership Training, Performance Based Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Tech Prep, Vocational Education
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
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.
Note: For volumes 1-3, see ED 366 773-775.