ERIC Number: ED430084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep Perspectives for School Counselors Workshop. Post Workshop Report of Evaluation Instruments, Assignments, Conclusions, Recommendations.
Wellington, Margaret, Comp.
The Tech Prep Perspectives for School Counselors Workshop was offered by distance learning at 2 sites to 30 participants. Its goal was "Participants will learn information to help students acquire accurate knowledge of Tech Prep programs to use when making class choices and career plans." Cooperative learning activities developed a student profile, prerequisite list, suggestions for application form improvement, and formal student interview schedule. Five major out-of-class assignments were classroom visit; student interview; inservice presentation; action plan development; and program design. Participants enjoyed the visit most; interviewed 23 students; rated inservice reception as highly positive, but liked it least; and found action plan development least helpful. Comparison of the pre-post survey indicated counselors had a much better grasp of tech prep knowledge and felt much more confident about their role in sharing that knowledge. The post workshop survey of activities indicated participants wanted more activities and interaction with representatives from business, labor, teachers, students, parents. Four items on the expressed major concerns instrument were cited by 13 or more participants: potential employers "buy in" to tech prep; how to maintain academic and employer standards and get numbers for tech prep; college acceptance of curricular programs; and commitment from labor unions. (Appendixes include workshop and participant-developed materials.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio