ERIC Number: ED430154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Tech-Prep in New York State: Profiles of Four Diverse Programs.
Frenkel, Michael W.; Brodsky, Stanley M.
These case studies highlight the diversity of four tech programs that responded with a unique set of organizational policies and procedures to a unique set of challenges. The case study on City Tech Tech-Prep Consortium in Brooklyn focuses on three strategies: transition to City Tech program, postsecondary component, and program evaluation. The second case study is on Greater Capital District Tech-Prep Consortium, which involved 34 school districts, 4 regional Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), 6 2-year postsecondary institutions, and over 150 business partners. It describes three organizational features created to serve all participants effectively: organizational structure for management of a very large consortium, development of a mini-grant process for members, and formation of partnerships. The third case study targets the Mid-Suffolk Tech-Prep Consortium, one of two tech prep programs in Suffolk County, an area of 911 square miles with about 1.5 million residents. It focuses on three areas that allowed the program to position itself to further transform the region by serving as a conduit between educational and business communities: BOCES as a tech prep fiscal agent, collaboration with the Long Island Association, and curriculum development in high tech areas. The fourth case study discusses the Tech-Prep Consortium of Queens, which created articulated 4-year seamless curricula in three career cluster. It describes three features: transition to college sequence of activities and services, staff development, and instructional materials development. Contact information is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Consortia, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Higher Education, Material Development, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Tech Prep
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Regents Advisory Committee on Educational Leadership.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York