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ERIC Number: ED384713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 172
Abstractor: N/A
The Emergence of Tech-Prep at the State and Local Levels.
Silverberg, Marsha K.; Hershey, Alan M.
The emergence of tech-prep at the state and local levels was examined in a study of the first surveys of state and local coordinators: a survey of all 812 tech-prep consortia receiving Title IIIE funds for school year 1992-93 (response rate 86%) and a state survey of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (to which all but 1 coordinator responded). The study focused on the following: state role in promoting tech-prep; setting for tech-prep initiatives; organization, leadership, and resources of consortia; definition of tech-prep; participation in tech-prep programs; school and workplace content of tech-prep programs; approaches to staff development and promotion of tech-prep; student outcomes; and local evaluation of tech-prep implementation. The study established that although tech-prep has the potential to affect many students, tech-prep students still represented relatively small proportions of students in their consortium districts. Many consortia were still in a pilot phase. The current level of activity among postsecondary partners was unclear, and reporting on students appeared a major obstacle for consortia and states. Tech-prep has already laid some groundwork for transformation to school-to-work systems, however. (Sixty tables/figures are included. Appended are local survey response rates by state. Contains 10 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a related document, see CE 069 391.