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ERIC Number: ED398974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-24
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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The Challenges of Implementation and System Building--The State Leaders Panel.
York, Dwight A.
With respect to the educational attainment of students and skill levels of the labor force, America cannot compete well on an international stage. Comparative international examinations reveal that American students know less than their counterparts in other advanced industrial countries. To help improve students' skill and educational levels, the 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) have worked together to improve school-to-work implementation and system-building by promoting reform, organizing and coordinating programs, and providing staff development and instructional facilities. Specific school-based initiatives have included efforts to modernize curricula and teaching approaches, provide staff development and business exposure for teachers, develop applied and integrated curricula, improve the articulation and alignment of curricula, implement advanced standing certificates for high school students who master college-level work, and develop a core curriculum. Work-based learning is also emphasized, with over half of the System's associate degree programs offering work-based components and the majority of WTCS colleges supporting youth apprenticeships and other work-based programs. Finally, the WTCS colleges also work together to enhance career exploration, providing youth with on- and off-site career information services, providing career centers with state and local partners, and holding career fairs. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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