ERIC Number: ED473608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Guide for Career Academies.
California Univ., Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network.
This document presents guidelines and resource materials to assist individuals in planning career academies. Chapter 1 defines career academies as programs designed around the following key elements: (1) development and cultivation of a small learning community; (2) a college preparatory curriculum with a career theme; and (3) partnerships with employers, communities, and higher education. Chapter 2 examines reasons to start a career academy and challenges associated with career academies. Chapter 2, which examines the process of planning a career academy, presents a proposed taxonomy of industries and schedule of planning tasks and discusses the issues of related costs and sources of support. Chapter 4 details the roles and responsibilities of the following stakeholders: board of education, district superintendent, high school principal, other administrators, lead teachers and other teachers, counselors, employers, community representatives, higher education representatives, parents, and students. Chapter 5 outlines a process for evaluating career academies through the start-up, implementation and refinement, and full operation stages. Chapter 6 lists sources of additional help, including the following organizations and materials: the Career Academy Support Network's World Wide Web site and publications; 10 national and state career academy support organizations; 8 sources of career academy materials; and 9 relevant conferences. (Contains 14 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Academies, College Preparation, Conferences, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Integrated Curriculum, Job Training, National Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Professional Associations, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Resource Materials, School Business Relationship, Self Evaluation (Groups), Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Career Academy Support Network, 230 Main Street, Nevada City CA 95959 ($5). Fax: 530-265-3271; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://casn.berkeley.edu. For full text: http://casn.berkeley.edu/planningguide.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; Stuart Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network.