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ERIC Number: ED403426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-26
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reinventing Education through Tech Prep and School to Work: A Kentucky Model. Voices from the Field.
Logan, Joyce
Tech prep and school-to-work (STW) programs, partly based on the Southern Regional Education Board's High Schools that Work, are being used to restructure secondary education in Kentucky. Tech prep aims for a better understanding and application of technology, career awareness and planning, skills for a highly educated work force, a more focused high school vocational-technical curriculum, and a rigorous academic and vocational-technical skill continuum. The first tech prep student enrollment in the state was in 1992-93. The program was evaluated through collection of statewide data but longitudinal studies are needed to determine impact. STW in Kentucky includes work-based learning, school-based learning, and connecting activities. The program broadens educational, career, and economic opportunities for all students through partnerships of businesses, schools, community-based organizations, and state and local governments. Linkages with postsecondary programs should extend learning upward to baccalaureate programs. Staff development will be needed to align the teaching strategies of postsecondary institutions with secondary schools. School administrators will need to become aware of more programming options for schools, such as tech prep and STW, and they must learn how to create partnerships with business and the community. (Contains 11 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky