ERIC Number: ED471279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Career Academies Schoolwide: 2001-2002 Developments, Promising Practices.
Stern, David; Dayton, Charles; Lenz, Robert; Tidyman, Susan
This document, which is based on the findings of case studies of how four high schools from across the country have successfully implemented the schoolwide career academy model, presents recent developments and best practices in schoolwide career academies. The document consists of a brief introduction describing the case studies and one chapter on each of the following case study high schools: (1) Ben Franklin High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); (2) Oak Grove High School (San Jose, California); (3) South Grand Prairie High School (Grand Prairie, Texas); and (4) West High School (Columbus, Ohio). Each case study contains some or all of the following elements: a program overview; a review of developments in 2001-2002; promising practices; and appendixes/attachments. All four case studies focus on the following aspects of schoolwide implementation of career academies: (1) creating small learning communities; (2) curriculum and teaching to prepare students for college and careers; and (3) work- based and experiential learning tied to classroom studies. The following are among the best practices highlighted: a ninth-grade success academy; consolidation of small learning communities (SLCs); "pure" scheduling; democratic management structures supportive of the SLC/academy approach; partnering with local colleges to allow career academy students to earn college credits; academy facilitators; and cultivating ownership. Sixteen tables/figures are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Career Academies, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Colleges, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Guidelines, High Schools, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Material Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Administration, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, Scheduling, School Business Relationship, Stakeholders, Vocational Education
For full text: http://casn.berkeley.edu/implementing02.html.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network.