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NCRVE
      CYBERSPACE                                           Issue No. 24
                 UPDATE                        Events of April-May 1998
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National Center for Research in Vocational Education
University of California at Berkeley


In this issue:

o Keep up with the NCRVE website
o New items appear on the NCRVE website
o VOCNET and DISSMN8
o How to connect to NCRVE electronic services

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KEEP UP WITH THE NCRVE WEBSITE

Would you like to get a short email message whenever new publications 
and features become available on the National Center for Research in 
Vocational Education Website?

If so, send an email message to ncrve-www-announce@ncrve.berkeley.edu, 
and put the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line of the message.  About 
380 people were on the list at the end of May.


NEW ITEMS APPEAR ON THE NCRVE WEBSITE

Twelve items were added to the Web in the last two months:

  o Achieving Scale and Quality in School-to-Work Internships: Findings 
    From an Employer Survey, by T. Bailey, K. Hughes, T. Barr 
   (MDS-902, March 1998); http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-902/

  o Benchmarking New Designs for the Two-Year Institution of Higher 
    Education, by G. H. Copa, W. Ammentorp (MDS-1108, February 1998);
    http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-1108/

  o Betwixt and Between: Education, Skills, and Employment in the
    Sub-Baccalaureate Labor Markets, by W. N. Grubb, T. Dickinson, 
    L. Giordano, G. Kaplan (MDS-470, January 1993); 
    http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-470/

  o Current Status of Diversity Initiatives in Selected Multinational
    Corporations, by R. M. Wentling, N. Palma-Rivas (MDS-936, December 1997); 
    http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-936/

  o Designing Classrooms that Work: Teacher Training Guide, by K. Ramsey, 
    C. Stasz, T. Ormseth, R. Eden, J. Co (MDS-963, October 1997);
    http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-963/

  o Designing the Thematic Curriculum: An All Aspects Approach, by C. R. Finch,
    N. R. Frantz, M. Mooney, N. O. Aneke (MDS-956, November 1997);
    http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-956/

  o Hearing Other Voices:  A Critical Assessment of Popular Views on Literacy 
    and Work, by G. Hull (MDS-154, November 1991); 
    http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-154/

  o Research on School-to-Work Transition Programs in the United States, 
    by D. Stern, N. Finkelstein, J. R. Stone III, J. Latting, C. Dornsife
    (MDS-771, May 1994); http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-771/ 

  o Stretching the Subject: The Subject Organization of High Schools and the
    Transformation of Work Education, by J. W. Little (MDS-471, July 1993);
    http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-471/

  o "Their Chances? Slim and None": An Ethnographic Account of the Experiences
    of Low-Income People of Color in a Vocational Program and at Work, by 
    G. Hull (MDS-155, November 1992);  http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-155/

  o A Time to Every Purpose:  Integrating Occupational and Academic Education 
    in Community Colleges and Technical Institutes, by W. N. Grubb, 
    E. Kraskouskas (MDS-251, October 1992); http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-251/

  o Work-Based Learning in Two-Year Colleges in the United States, 
    by D. D. Bragg, R. E. Hamm, K. A. Trinkle (MDS-721, March 1995); 
    http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-721/


VOCNET AND DISSMN8

VOCNET, NCRVE's listserv discussion list for all voc ed topics, currently 
has about 1,680 subscribers, up 2% from 1 April 1998. Approximately 230 
items were posted in April-May. 

DISSMN8, NCRVE's listserv discussion list for educational dissemination-
related topics, now boasts 172 subscribers.  


HOW TO CONNECT TO NCRVE ELECTRONIC SERVICES

World Wide Web--Point your WWW browser to http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/

VOCNET--To subscribe, send a one-line email message to 
   LISTSERV@CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU that says:

     subscribe vocnet yourfirstname yourlastname

   For example, Carl Perkins would send the message

     subscribe vocnet Carl Perkins

   Once you have subscribed, you may post items to VOCNET by sending 
   email to vocnet@cmsa.berkeley.edu; your message will be 
   distributed by email to all subscribers.  VOCNET also exists as 
   the Netnews newsgroup bit.listserv.vocnet, and is archived by
   AskERIC on the Web: 
     http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Listserv_Archives/vocnet.html
     
DISSMN8--To subscribe, send a one-line email message to 
   LISTSERV@CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU that says:

     subscribe dissmn8 yourfirstname yourlastname

   For example, Carl Perkins would send the message

     subscribe dissmn8 Carl Perkins

   Once you have subscribed, you may post items to DISSMN8 by sending 
   email to dissmn8@cmsa.berkeley.edu; your message will be 
   distributed by email to all subscribers.

NCRVE-WWW-ANNOUNCE--To subscribe, send an email message to NCRVE-WWW-
   ANNOUNCE@NCRVE.BERKELEY.EDU that contains the word SUBSCRIBE in 
   the subject line.
   
AskNCRVE--To get an answer to questions about any vocational
   education-related topic, send email to AskNCRVE@ncrve.berkeley.edu

For more information on NCRVE's electronic services, contact David 
Carlson at NCRVE by email (dcarlson@uclink.berkeley.edu) or by phone 
(800-(old phone deleted)).


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