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ERIC Number: ED406566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 158
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6511-7
Tech Prep Career Programs: A Practical Guide to Preparing Students for High-Tech, High-Skill, High-Wage Opportunities. Revised Edition.
Fagan, Carol; Lumley, Dan
This book, written to help educators with little or no experience in tech prep, presents a step-by-step process showing how to plan, develop, and implement a tech prep program. It shows how schools can work collaboratively with businesses to organize programs that give students the core, technical, and specialty skills and proficiencies they need. The first 5 chapters of the 10-chapter book focus on learning abut tech prep and getting started. They cover the following topics: (1) the need for tech prep; (2) how the program works; (3) creating a tech prep consortium; (4) getting started (creating vision and mission statements); and (5) organizing the teams (the consortium, the local school district, and the postsecondary school). The remaining five chapters provide more action steps to get the job done: (1) conducting inservices on tech prep; (2) making curriculum changes and creating a more interactive, integrated, and applied learning environment for students; (3) involving businesses in the program; (4) building a campaign to promote the program; and (5) tracking the program's success through evaluation. Three appendices contain definitions, core proficiencies, and a tech prep checklist. A bibliography contains 20 references and sources for more information. (KC)
Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (hardback: ISBN-0-8039-6510-9; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6511-7); telephone: 805-499-9774; fax: 805-499-0871; e-mail: order[at sign]
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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