ERIC Number: ED399407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Strategies. Teaching and Learning in Arizona Schools.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
This report contains 17 profiles that illustrate the successful strategies, environments, and activities taking place within the School to Work/Vocational Technical Education arena in Arizona. (Currently, there are 130,908 students in 251 schools in the state participating in these programs.) The profiles include many types of activities, from a 3-month project to an entire district's effort to implement systemic reform. Examples include the following: using a work-based curriculum and apprenticeship system in machining, welding, assembly, and electrical and engineering occupations; Call-A-Teen Center of Excellence; building a house as part of a building trades program; and a hotel and resort guest relations program. The strategies serve a number of populations and reflect geographical diversity, as shown on a locator map. They are used in many institutions: businesses; elementary, high school, and community college districts; community-based organizations; a charter school; and government agencies. Additionally, most profiles demonstrate ways to combine funds and leverage resources. All 17 strategies share at least 2 characteristics: a willingness on the part of educators to step away from their comfort zone and view a situation from a broader point of view or from a new perspective; and the demonstration of extra effort. Each profile includes a brief summary of the goals, a description of the program or activity, things to consider in order to replicate the strategy, a contact name, and a listing of the funding sources involved. Key words appear at the upper right-hand corner of each page. The template in the lower right corner of each profile illustrates the levels of education involved, whether the activities are school based or work based, and the efforts to collaborate with other education and business resources on the activity. The template is described in detail on the reverse side of each profile. A glossary includes definitions of 61 key words and educational terminology used throughout the report. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona