What Works When Teachers Integrate Vocational and Academic Education

B. J. Schmidt

This publication highlights outcomes of a project that focused on identifying strategies used at three pilot site schools and examining faculty and administrators' perceptions of the strategies. The three sites are part of SREB-VEC, which includes seventeen states with more than forty pilot sites. Thirty individuals were interviewed at the selected sites where a number of innovative strategies were being tried to improve the academic competencies of students completing high school vocational programs. Statements from the interviews are summarized under four categories: (1) instructional strategies, (2) curricular strategies, (3) cooperative efforts between vocational and academic teachers, and (4) administrative practices. Included are strategies that the individuals interviewed found to be effective when vocational and academic teachers collaborate.

MDS-163 / September 1992

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