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ERIC Number: ED413442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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