ERIC Number: ED412403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
A Sourcebook for Reshaping the Community College: Curriculum Integration and the Multiple Domains of Career Preparation. Volume I: Framework and Examples.
Badway, Norena; Grubb, W. Norton
This first volume of a sourcebook presents a framework for identifying best practices of integrating career preparation into the community college. An introduction identifies seven domains of competency critical for postsecondary students: foundation academic competencies, education for citizenship, job specific/technical skills, career exploration, systems utilization skills, generic technical skills, and workplace organization experience. These teaching approaches are then described: infusion, hybrid courses, linked clusters, authentic assessment, and work-based learning. Chapters 1-6 describe the practices associated with each of the domains of career preparation--except the domain of specific technical skill. These chapters examine the specific practices of exemplary community colleges to illustrate how the approaches can be used to create educational institutions that are flexible, innovative, and effective. Chapter titles are as follows: (1) The Provision of Foundation Academics; (2) Teaching Generic Technical Skills; (3) Introducing Systems Utilization Skills; (4) Workplace Organization Experience; (5) Career Exploration; and (6) Incorporating Education for Citizenship: The Economic, Political, and Social Aspects of Work. Chapter 7 outlines ways to begin the process of reforming the ways community colleges and technical institutes go about devising their programs. Contains 42 references, a 30-item bibliography, and an appendix of sources of information. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Basic Skills, Career Education, Career Exploration, Citizenship Education, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Employment Potential, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (volumes I-II, order no. MDS-782: $17.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: For volume II, see CE 074 972.