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ERIC Number: ED382860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-27
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Year Two Tech Prep Planning and Implementation Survey Summary.
Owens, Thomas R.
All of Washington's 22 tech prep consortium directors responded to a 1994 survey examining selected aspects of tech prep planning/implementation. Ten of Washington's 22 consortia reported having tech prep students (only 1 of 15 consortia in 1992-93), and secondary student enrollment in tech prep programs totaled 2,203 (170 in 1992-93). All 19 consortia reporting on the core elements of their tech prep programs required students to complete a student education plan, 18 required students to take vocational-technical courses, and 11 required students to take at least 1 applied academics course. Eight or more of the consortia had formal articulation agreements in business/office/marketing, engineering/technology, and mechanical/industrial/trade. Two had agreements in agriculture, and three had agreements in health/human services. Throughout Washington, 260 secondary schools, 56 postsecondary institutions, 168 businesses, and 40 labor groups were involved in tech prep planning and/or implementation. Lack of staff, time, and money dedicated to tech prep and lack of truly integrated curricula were the most commonly perceived program limitations. Compared with the previous year, a smaller percentage of the consortia's funds was spent on general administration and a larger percentage was spent on staff and curriculum development. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.
Identifiers - Location: Washington