ERIC Number: ED421659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Educational Reform and Vocational Education.
Milne, Ann M., Ed.
This document contains six studies that were commissioned for the National Assessment of Vocational Education. "Introduction" (Ann M. Milne) provides an overview of the reforms of the 1980s. "The Impact of Educational Reform on Vocational Education" (Marion Asche, Donald E. Elson, Ann Echols, Arthur Williams) examines primary strategies of reform and reform in vocational education (VE). "Contextual Learning: A Review and Synthesis" (Nancy Karweit) summarizes the cognitive science perspective, differentiates general and context-specific knowledge, and discusses cognitive apprenticeships and contextual learning. "Integrating Academic and Vocational Education: A Review of the Literature, 1987-1992" (Cathleen Stasz, Tessa Kaganoff, Rick Eden) considers the integration mandate and the current status, observed outcomes, and future directions of integration practice. State and district-level policies regarding secondary- and postsecondary-level VE are explored in "Integrating Academic and Vocational Education: Progress under the Carl Perkins Amendments of 1990" (W. Norton Grubb, Cathy Stasz). "A Literature Review for Tech Prep" (Gerald C. Hayward, Carolyn J. Dornsife, Debra D. Bragg, James L. Hoerner, Darrel A. Clowes) outlines tech prep's economic and educational context, essential features, and development and implementation. "Performance Standards and Measures" (Brian Stecher, Hilary Farris, Eric Hamilton) explains the process of implementing standards and measures of performance. Most papers contain substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Integrated Curriculum, Literature Reviews, Performance Based Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Secondary Education, State of the Art Reviews, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Synthesis, Tables (Data), Tech Prep, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990