ERIC Number: ED378681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Applied Learning: Strategies for Integrating Academic and Vocational Education.
OSSC Bulletin, v38 n1 Sep 1994
A current focal point of Oregon's school restructuring effort is on closing the gap between academic and vocational disciplines to increase opportunities for all students. This Bulletin examines a spectrum of practices aimed at facilitating integration of academic and vocational education while exploring issues, problems, and solutions common to all approaches. The introduction summarizes the key arguments for integration and gives an overview of its premises. Chapter 1 introduces various models of integration and some of the components of a revised curriculum. Chapter 2 examines partnerships and collaborative efforts--key components of the shift to applied learning--among various members of the education system. The third chapter examines barriers to integration and synthesizes successful administrative approaches. The conclusion highlights ongoing issues that must be confronted as the process of integration moves forward. Data from telephone interviews conducted with 10 Oregon education specialists and administrators illustrate chapter themes. (LMI)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.