ERIC Number: ED471963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Academic and Vocational Integration.
Villeneuve, Phyllis, Ed.
FACTC Focus, Spr 1996
This manual describes pilot projects designed to explore and support academic vocational integration. In conjunction with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, FACTC (Faculty Association of Community and Technical Colleges) sponsored an array of pilot projects during the fall of 1995. Vocational and academic faculty from several campuses participated in the integration activities, which ranged from producing and exchanging videotapes to team-teaching for specific projects, rethinking assessment for admission to vocational classes, and designing entirely new programs. This publication offers 18 articles that either report on those projects or describe programs that have already been in place for some time. The articles include an introduction by Cal Crows, which explains the statewide context for academic and vocational integration; a summary of notes taken by the editor at Cal Crow's morning workshop to prepare for the projects; and a final article looking ahead by Bill Moore, coordinator for student outcomes assessment through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. An article by Rose L. Pugh reports on the integration of technology and curriculum, arguing that the ties between academic and vocational faculty need strengthening. Mike Towey reports on the value of teaching social skills as a means of curbing violence. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Business, Community Colleges, Computers, Outcomes of Education, Social Behavior, Team Teaching, Technical Education, Technology, Two Year Colleges, Violence, Vocational Education Teachers
For full text: http://northonline.sccd.ctc.edu/jwu/FACTC/FACTC%20Focus/focus96.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Faculty Association of Community and Technical Colleges, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington