ERIC Number: ED402499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-30
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Benchmark Standards for Youth Apprenticeship Programs in Georgia.
Smith, Clifton L.
A project was conducted in Georgia to improve the quality of youth apprenticeship programs by identifying and validating a benchmarking system leading toward the establishment of a set of common, valued quality components and indicators for use by local educational agencies. Project activities were undertaken to accomplish the following: (1) validate existing youth apprenticeship performance measures; (2) validate the existing quality components that make up the goals for youth apprenticeship; (3) develop an understanding of youth apprenticeship implementation; and (4) establish a benchmarking system to assist secondary schools and postsecondary institutions in program improvement. The benchmarking process, originally developed by business, was adapted for this project to address both the quality improvement and the measurement needs of youth apprenticeship programs. The benchmarking instrument and process developed for this project were pilot tested with a secondary school and associated postsecondary technical institute. The final product is a self-assessment instrument that can be used to guide and enhance the nature and level of implementation of youth apprenticeship practices in schools. The benchmarking instrument contains standards organized into 10 topical areas: philosophy and purpose, organization and administration, school-based learning, work-based learning, articulation, instructional faculty, financial resources, program marketing, program steering committee, and evaluation. It also includes a summary profile and a deficiency identification and correction report to be used for identifying each deficiency and preparing a step-by-step correction plan. Contains standard statements for each topical area. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia