ERIC Number: ED448273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Beyond Vocational Education: Career Majors, Tech Prep, Schools within Schools, Magnet Schools & Academies.
Pucel, David J.
This book provides a rationale, model, and procedures for implementing change in high schools. Focus is on adoption of applied, context-based, community-based education that eliminates competition between academic and vocational education and promotes cooperation in creating career-based education. Chapter 1 provides a review of how this type of education has evolved and a rationale for why it has become a central focus of educational reform. Chapter 2 presents an overview of current school reform formats that embrace these reform elements, e.g. career majors, Tech Prep, schools-within-schools, magnet schools, and academies. Chapter 3 details how to establish career majors as organizers for a school's curriculum and to identify the courses to be part of career major programs, Tech Prep programs, academies, and magnet schools. Chapter 4 focuses on detailing and developing each course within the major. Chapter 5 discusses integrating and articulating the curriculum. Chapter 6 presents a general overview of community-based activities and major forms of community-based experience programs, along with each of their school and community-based components and characteristics, and discusses the partnerships essential to successful programs. Chapter 7 addresses evaluating program effectiveness. Many examples, planning worksheets, checklists, and assessment guides make the book practical and easy-to-use. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Career Academies, Career Education, Community Programs, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, High Schools, House Plan, Integrated Curriculum, Magnet Schools, Partnerships in Education, Problem Based Learning, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Tech Prep, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
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