ERIC Number: ED413442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Building School-to-Work Systems on a Tech-Prep Foundation. The Status of School-to-Work Features in Tech-Prep Initiatives.
Silverberg, Marsha K.
Data from annual surveys of Tech-Prep consortia that were administered to all local consortia in 1993 and 1994 were analyzed to assess the implementation of key school-to-work features in 1994. Among the study's key findings were the following: Tech-Prep programs of study may help facilitate creation of career major options in school-to-work systems; Tech-Prep has helped introduce some forms of integrated academic curricula; many postsecondary schools were already involved in articulation efforts with secondary schools; the industry-recognized certificates encouraged under the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) were not yet widely adopted; access to workplace experiences was increasing; full documentation of student participation in workplace experiences was relatively rate; only a small fraction of Tech-Prep students were involved in any workplace activity; many Tech-Prep consortia included the broad membership promoted by the STWOA; few Tech-Prep communities received STWOA grants for school-to-work system development in 1994; most early STWOA grants went to school-to-work partnerships whose composition was not aligned with the local Tech-Prep consortium; and consortia with first-year STWOA funds were more likely to be implementing key school-to-work and Tech-Prep components than other consortia were. (Contains 22 tables/figures.) (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Data Collection, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Higher Education, Models, National Surveys, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Staff Development, Student Placement, Systems Approach, Tables (Data), Tech Prep, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994