ERIC Number: ED405908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Community Based Pre-College Medical Science Collaborative.
Shagam, Janet Yagoda
Designed to assist secondary and post-secondary educators develop community interactive science programs, this manual describes steps undertaken at New Mexico's Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute to develop pre-college medical science programs that encourage local high school students to consider the college's medical technology program. First, an introduction provides a general description of the pre-college programs and sample comments from program participants. The second part summarizes program objectives from 1994-95 and 1995-96 and indicates that 6 students were served in 1994-95 and 13 in 1995-96. The third part focuses on beginning the process of developing a program, discussing issues related to funding, preparing the proposal, costing out the proposal, hiring support staff, budgeting for contracted services and teachers' salaries, and buying supplies. The fourth part discusses specific considerations in project development related to establishing academic requirements, administrative needs, scheduling and school calendars, student attendance, student activities, ancillary services, developing syllabi, and ordering and storing materials and perishable supplies. The final sections review drawbacks to relying on donations, ideas for organizing guest speakers and field trips, and methods for handling public relations and outreach. Appendixes provide sample course syllabi, examples of program pre- and post-tests, and a sample program abstract used to publicize the project. (HAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Technical Vocational Inst., NM.