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ERIC Number: ED473608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Career Academy Support Network, 230 Main Street, Nevada City CA 95959 ($5). Fax: 530-265-3271; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
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.