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National Center for Research in Vocational Education (U.S.)

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Education and the new economy : a policy planning exercise by Cathleen Stasz( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While policymakers and scholars may argue over the extent to which our education and training system fails to prepare individuals to participate fully in the new economy, few disagree that improvements are needed. The National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) sponsored The Policy Planning Exercise on Education and the New Economy in 1997 so that vocational-education researchers, federal and state vocational-education officials, leaders of nonprofit organizations with an interest in this area, and representatives of the business community could discuss options relevant for education and training. This report highlights participant discussions
Displaced workers : implications for educational and training institutions( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving Perkins II performance measures and standards : lessons learned from early implementers in four states by Brian M Stecher( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990 required states to develop outcome-based accountability systems built around statewide performance measures and standards. States were given considerable flexibility in selecting outcomes to be measured, the measurement tools, and the standards; their systems were to be in place by the fall of 1992. To assess the progress states have made in the first three years, the authors examined the programs in four states that were among the first to begin implementation. Substantial progress has been made in implementing the measures and standards in these states, although there is wide variation in how they are being implemented. However, as of 1994, little attention had been paid to translating the resulting data into program improvements. Thus, much work remains before the programs function as the lawmakers envisioned. The authors identify a number of factors that reduce the likelihood of state programs functioning as federal lawmakers envision, and the authors suggest specific steps state and federal policymakers should take to improve implementation, including better coordination among accountability requirements in federal and state education and training initiatives
Transition from high school to postsecondary education : analytical studies by John A Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classrooms that work : teaching generic skills in academic and vocational settings by Cathleen Stasz( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examined how generic skills and work-related attitudes can be taught in academic and vocational high school classrooms. An instructional model for these skills and attitudes was identified that included instructional goals, classroom design, teaching techniques, and school context. Generic skills and work-related attitudes can be taught in both academic and vocational classrooms. Instructional goals should include a mix of generic and domain-specific skills. Classroom design should incorporate structural and cultural aspects of workplaces, and learning should be situated in complex, "authentic" projects that resemble adult work. Situated learning should be supported through non-authoritarian teacher roles and teaching techniques. Student assessment should emphasize the learning of generic skills and attitudes. To implement this instructional model, teachers need autonomy as well as appropriate teacher training and staff development
Responsiveness of training institutions to changing labor market demands( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using alternative assessments in vocational education by Brian M Stecher( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers a study of the utility of alternative (i.e., non-multiple choice) forms of student assessment for vocational education, the primary objective of which was to describe various alternative assessments currently available and offer criteria for choosing among them. Six operational programs were used as case studies; each employs one or more constructed-response measures, and together they represent a range of assessment options. Each was critically reviewed based on descriptive materials, research literature, interviews, and, in four cases, site visits. The evaluation focused on comparing the different assessments' quality (reliability, validity, fairness), feasibility (cost, time, complexity, credibility), and potential usefulness for vocational educators. Design and implementation issues important to any decisions about using alternative assessments were determined (e.g., the need to clarify the assessment's purpose), as well as related issues (e.g., the relative advantages of low versus high stakes, voluntary versus mandatory participation). Illustrations are given of how vocational educators can use this review as an aid in determining the usefulness of the alternatives for a particular situation
Career and labor market information : key to improved individual decision making by National Center for Research in Vocational Education (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The increased complexity of the work place and the technology for use in storing and dispensing career and labor market information led to the development of this monograph. Based on the problems and solutions identified through a current literature search and national symposium, this monograph contains (1) a framework for the establishment or improved use of labor market information; (2) specific guidelines for the establishment, operation, and evaluation of new uses of labor market information for guidance and counseling purposes; (3) specific examples of effective methods and techniques of using labor market information for guidance purposes; (4) specific examples of ways of implementing multi-agency collaboration in the use of labor market information on training and career guidance; and (5) a set of recommendations and priorities for future education and labor initiatives. (Four presentations delivered at the national symposium are summarized in the introduction.) (Bm)
Toward excellence in vocational education : improving teaching by Gwen C Cooke( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workplace skills in practice : case studies of technical work by Cathleen Stasz( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many believe that the workplace has changed in ways that require workers with higher and more varied skills--and that schools are not producing students with such skills. In this study, the authors sought to better understand skills required in technical work, the institutional context in which work takes place, and employers' strategies for meeting perceived skill requirements. The study used a sociocultural approach to examine skills and work-related dispositions (tendencies to use one's capabilities on the job) in four diverse industries. A rich picture emerged, demonstrating that work context matters in the consideration of skills: workplaces are complex, dynamic social systems that defy simplistic categorization of skills and straightforward matching of skill requirements to jobs. The study also found that employers do not necessarily understand the skills required, especially for frontline workers, nor adopt effective strategies for identifying and developing those skills. For example, employers have few connections to education providers and do not fully utilize industry skill certification. These and other findings raise questions about current public policy on school reform and skill standards
Educational matchmaking : academic and vocational tracking in comprehensive high schools by Jeannie Oakes( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports the results of a study that compared three urban comprehensive senior high schools to better understand the rationale and processes that underlie schools' course offerings and students' coursetaking. All three schools made assumptions about their students that were related, in large part, to students' race and family socioeconomic status. An analysis of transcripts showed that low-income and disadvantaged minority students took more vocational courses, and that heavy vocational education participation was partially consistent with respondents' beliefs that such a program is best suited for students who are not expected to be successful in academic programs. Vocational programs are perceived negatively within the schools and are unlikely to receive school-level support or staff-development resources. The study recommends that schools press forward with experimentation and the evaluation of possibilities relating to a "strong" version of integrated academic and vocational education
Resources in vocational education( )

in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning and retention of basic skills in alternative environments : preliminary investigation of the learning and retention of selected reading and mathematical concepts resulting from student enrollment in a traditional learning environment and in a learning-in-work environment : technical information and appendices by Michael R Crowe( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This technical report details a study to examine the retention of mathematical and reading comprehension skills for students enrolled in a learning-in-work environment (experience based career education) and a traditional classroom learning environment. (An executive summary is available as ce 027 942.) Chapter 1 introduces the problem, background, and research framework. Chapter 2 on design and methodology contains three sections describing (1) the research background characteristics, (2) major measured variables (instruments), and (3) the analysis questions and strategies. Chapter 3 presents findings for the five research questions described in Chapter 2: factor structure of the learning environment questionnaire, cross-lagged analysis of math scores based on predictions from Bloom's taxonomy, effects of placement experiences on performance, effects of summer activities on performance, and relationships between student's perceptions of learning environment and cognitive style on performance. Chapter 4 sets forth implications and recommendations for research, practice, and policy. Appendixes include a selected literature review, description of Learning-in-Work Program, cross-lagged panel correlations used in math score analyses, and three commissioned papers. (Ylb)
Youth in the workplace, the dynamics of learner needs and work roles : technical report by Richard J Miguel( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban CETA-based guidance services( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing workplace : implications of quality of work life developments for vocational education by Frank C Pratzner( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon a review of literature and on-site interviews and observations at nine firms that are recognized leaders in the development and implementation of quality of work life (QWL) activities, this report examines implications of QWL developments for future skill requirements and their potential consequences for public vocational education policies and programs. The report is not a handbook or a guide for changing current practices but is intended to provide background information to familiarize vocational educators with QWL developments in the workplace. The report focuses on two major sets of educational implications. First, it discusses the implications of QWL developments for the content and instructional processes of vocational education. It suggests that to function effectively on high-involvement participative work settings, workers and managers not only need good basic skills and technical job skills, but they will also increasingly need improved skills and knowledge in group problem solving and in the organization and management of production. The report discusses examples of skills and knowledge in these two broad areas and examines why they are needed in business and industry. The second major focus of the report examines what new participative management techniques may do to improve the nation's schools, especially the management and organization of vocational education. The report discusses how QWL practices in industry must transfer to a better way of learning and a new high-involvement participative approach to schooling. Appendixes to the report contain a list of skills applicable in participative work settings and summaries of the site visits to the nine companies studied. (KC)
The ecology of youth participation in work settings : implications for linking home, school, and work for facilitating communication between youth and adults : technical report by Deborah Dye Coleman( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching and learning generic skills for the workplace by David McArthur, Matthew Lewis, Kimberly Ramsey Cathleen Stasz( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent school reform seeks to reconceptualize schooling for most students. Reform proposals urge that instruction emphasize "generic skills" as much as, or more than, it does occupation-specific or domain-specific knowledge and skills. The idea is to enable people to (1) cooperate for group problem solving; (2) define problems in complex environments; (3) seek, acquire, and synthesize new information; and (4) adapt to changes and information gaps while problem solving. This report represents an initial effort to determine what generic skills are needed, whether they are being and can be taught, and how schooling can be structured to develop these skills. The results indicate that an emphasis on training generic skills alone is unlikely to be successful without the parallel development of an adaptive motivational style. The findings also suggest that approaches for teaching generic skills can be applied to achieve integration of vocational and academic curricula
The ecology of youth participation in work settings : implications for linking home, school, and work for facilitating communication between youth and adults : summary by Deborah Dye Coleman( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Education and the new economy : a policy planning exercise
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Improving Perkins II performance measures and standards : lessons learned from early implementers in four statesClassrooms that work : teaching generic skills in academic and vocational settingsUsing alternative assessments in vocational educationWorkplace skills in practice : case studies of technical work
Alternative Names

controlled identityOhio State University. Center for Vocational Education

controlled identityOhio State University. Center on Education and Training for Employment

Center for Research in Vocational Education

Center for Research in Vocational Education Columbus, Ohio

National Center for Research in Vocational Education

NCRVE

NCRVE (National Center for Research in Vocational Education (U.S.))

NRCCTE

Ohio State University Center for Research in Vocational Education

Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Center for Research in Vocational Education

Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio National Center for Research in Vocational Education

Ohio state university National center for research in vocational education

United States National Center for Research in Vocational Education

University of California, Berkeley National Center for Research in Vocational Education

University of California, Berkeley. School of Education. National Center for Research in Vocational Education

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