ERIC Number: ED384715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Designing a Technical Advanced Placement Program. PACE "How To" Handbooks for Tech Prep.
Turlington, Anita J.
This handbook, which is one in a series of handbooks designed to help tech prep practitioners replicate successful materials, projects, or programs that have been developed by Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE) consortium members, explains how to design a technical advanced placement program. Outlined first are the structure of the PACE consortium and the objectives and components of the PACE Technical Advanced Placement (TAP) program. Discussed next are the following topics: the need for articulation in tech prep programs, obstacles/controversies regarding articulation, participants in articulation programs, the granting and use of articulated credit, elements of articulation agreements between high schools and community colleges, articulation of traditional academic courses, and benefits of using the term "technical advanced placement" instead of "articulation." A model for 2+2+2 articulation is presented, and various aspects of 2+2+2 articulation models are considered, including their relationship to tech prep initiatives, benefits to students, chief obstacles, and main components. Tips for designing successful high school-community college articulation programs are provided. Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this document include the following: sample PACE articulation agreement, excerpts from the PACE student and faculty/staff TAP handbooks, sample transcript with TAP credit, and 2+2+2 model. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Academic and Career Education, Pendleton, SC.