ERIC Number: ED430123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Strategies. Teaching and Learning in Arizona Schools.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. School To Work Div.
This document profiles learning environments, educational strategies, and learning activities taking place across Arizona within the scope of school-to-work and vocational-technical education. The 33 institutions profiled include public, charter, and private elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as a vocational-technical center. Funding requirements for the practices and activities described range from zero to several thousand dollars. Each profile contains some or all of the following: school name, location, and student body size and characteristics; school, department, or program strategy; results of the strategy's implementation; challenges faced and methods used to overcome them; funding sources; contact person; and table outlining the program's school-based, connecting, and work-based activities. Among the programs and activities profiled are the following: school-based applied biological systems program that raises bass to stock a city lake; career exploration program featuring guest speakers in regular classes; program whereby carpentry students build houses for Habitat for Humanity; program to teach sixth-graders about work habits and job performance; merchandising internship; production of a middle school newspaper with assistance from staff of the local newspaper; and program teaching traditional Navajo and Hopi farming methods. Concluding the document is a glossary of terms related to school-to-work. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Exploration, Charter Schools, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Integrated Curriculum, Internship Programs, Learning Activities, Outcomes of Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. School To Work Div.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona