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ERIC Number: ED520115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 210
Abstractor: ERIC
Strengthening Education to Drive Economic Development: A Manual for Replicating "The CEC Experience" in Your Community
Yoder, Karla; Walker James, Donna
Academy for Educational Development
The Central Educational Center (CEC) is a unique educational experience worth replicating in Georgia and nationally. It is a bold experiment--offering required academic courses and state-of-the-art technical and occupational courses to high-school students with the opportunity for dual-enrollment college credit while still in high school. Open to any high school student in the county, CEC is a career and technical center incorporating the region's technical college. There students also develop a work ethic, engage in work-based learning opportunities, and tackle real-life problems with adult students enrolled in the same technical college classes. A school experience like CEC gets students motivated to achieve and provides them the advice and credentials they need to enter fulfilling and rewarding careers. Today, the CEC experience is being replicated by other communities in the state of Georgia and hundreds from around the world have come to visit or requested information, interested in educational and economic revitalization of their own. With this level of interest in mind, the Georgia State Department of Education has funded this manual to provide information on how to replicate the CEC experience in one's community, whether in Georgia or elsewhere in the country. The manual provides a detailed history of the creation of CEC and explains how to work with partners to rethink educational needs in one's community, use a special design and development process called ADDIE, and put in place the replication effort with strategies and practical steps, based on the experience of CEC and other replicating communities. Individual sections contain footnotes.
Academy for Educational Development. 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009-5721. Tel: 202-884-8000; Fax: 202-884-8400; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Community
Language: English
Sponsor: Georgia Department of Education
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development
Identifiers - Location: Georgia