ERIC Number: ED400866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Curriculum Integration Workshop (Traverse City, MI, July 15-16, 1996): A 40-Page Paper*.
Teahen, Roberta C.
Presenting summarized transcripts of sessions at the Michigan Department of Education's second Curriculum Integration Workshop held in Traverse City, Michigan from July 15-18, 1996, this proceedings describes the state's project to integrate academic curricula into vocational programs at the community college level. Following an overview of the workshop and the proceedings, background information on the curriculum integration project is presented, a warm-up exercise used at the workshop is described, and issues related to the role of community colleges in workforce development are reviewed. Reports of career preparation activities are then summarized from teams at seven Michigan colleges and common themes in the activities are described. Next, a discussion is provided of an administrator session reviewing curriculum development strategies and reports are summarized of first-year outcomes for four pilot integration projects: a curriculum development perspective from Henry Ford Community College; a student perspective from Macomb County Community College; a faculty perspective from Northwestern Community College; and an administrative perspective regarding the use of learning communities at Delta Community College. Comments and discussion from session audiences are also included. Connections are then reviewed between the state's integration project and tech prep and school-to-work initiatives and national skills standards. Next, new projects are summarized at eight colleges and continuation activities are described related to sharing information and evaluation methods. Finally, additional resources are discussed and project contacts are provided. (AJL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Role, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Integrated Curriculum, Labor Force Development, Program Proposals, State Programs, Tech Prep, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Michigan Coll., Traverse City.