ERIC Number: ED393483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
South Central Kansas Tech Prep Consortium Handbook [and] South Central Kansas Tech Prep Program Resource Catalog, 1994-1995.
Dodson-Pennington, Laura S., Comp.
Designed to provide resources and guidance for the design and implementation of tech prep programs at the local level, this document provides a handbook of strategies and guidelines developed by tech prep practitioners across the nation and a catalog of materials available at the South Central Kansas Tech Prep Consortium (SCKTPC) library. Following a brief introduction, the handbook provides information on the following: (1) the philosophy behind tech prep; (2) applied academics, or offering academic foundation courses in occupational settings, focusing on the benefits of the courses and their place in the tech prep curriculum; (3) the integration of academic and technical programs, including strategies and models of integration; (4) career guidance, focusing on the counselor's role in curriculum development, partnerships, and career awareness; (5) articulation between secondary and postsecondary education, providing 10 basic principles; (6) a history of tech prep in Kansas; and (7) a description of the SCKTPC, including the Consortium's mission, a list of participating institutions, goals, and sample forms related to articulation and advanced placement procedures. The handbook contains 16 references, while appendixes include definitions of terms, the Tech Prep Educational Act of 1990, information on workplace and career development competencies, tips on promoting tech prep, and a sample course sequencing model. Finally, the SCKTPC resource catalog lists books, videos, handouts, computer software, and transparencies available at the Consortium's library by subject area. (TGI)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Guidelines, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Program Development, Program Implementation, Tech Prep, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
Authoring Institution: Cowley County Community Coll. and Area Vocational-Technical School, Arkansas City, KS.