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NCRVE
      CYBERSPACE                                           Issue No. 29
                 UPDATE                   Events of February-March 1999
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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 features on 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 
550 people were on the list at the end of March.


NEW FEATURES ON THE NCRVE WEBSITE

Topical Pages as Companions to CenterPoint Series

As each of NCRVE's CenterPoint series appears online, there will be a page 
of links to online resources related to that CenterPoint's topic.  In 
February the CenterPoint on work-based learning 
(<http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CenterPoint/CP1.html>) appeared, along with a 
page of related links at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/WBL/>. 

Watch for future topical pages on the topics of professional development,
workforce development systems, performance standards, and more. 


NEW ITEMS APPEAR ON THE NCRVE WEBSITE

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

  o Access to and Use of Vocational Education in Teen Parent Programs, 
    by G. Zellman, C. Feifer, A. Hirsch (MDS-152, September 1992); 
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-152/>
    
  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 Educational Matchmaking:  Academic and Vocational Tracking in 
    Comprehensive High Schools, by J. Oakes, M. Selvin, L. Karoly, 
    G. Guiton (MDS-127, October 1992); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-127/>

  o "NET Gain" columns on Career Resources and Work-Based Learning 
    from the February and March 1999 issues of AVA's Techniques magazine; 
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/NetGain/>

  o Toward Order from Chaos: State Efforts to Reform Workforce 
    Development "Systems", by W. N. Grubb, N. Badway, D. Bell, B. Chi, 
    C. King, J. Herr, H. Prince, R. Kazis, L. Hicks, J. C. Taylor 
    (MDS-1249, January 1999); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-1249/>

  o Work-Based Learning for Students in High Schools and Community Colleges, 
    by Cathleen Stasz and David Stern (CenterPoint No. 1, December 1998);
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CenterPoint/CP1.html>
        

VOCNET AND DISSMN8

VOCNET, NCRVE's listserv discussion list for all voc ed topics, currently 
has about 1,500 subscribers. Approximately 250 items were posted in 
February-March. 

DISSMN8, NCRVE's listserv discussion list for educational dissemination–
related topics, currently has about 190 subscribers.  

Both VOCNET and DISSMN8 will be moving to a new server early in April
1999; details have yet to be worked out.  The change should cause no 
disruption in these services.  Subscribers will receive news as the 
schedule for the move is finalized.


HOW TO CONNECT TO NCRVE ELECTRONIC SERVICES

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

VOCNET--See the instructions at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/VOCNET.html>

   VOCNET is archived by AskERIC on the Web: 
     <http://www.askeric.org/Virtual/Listserv_Archives/VOCNET.html>
     
DISSMN8--See the instructions at <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/DISSMN8.html>

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

CYBERSPACE UPDATE--For a copy of the most recent CyberSpace Update, which
   summarizes the items added to the NCRVE website during the preceding 
   two months, send a blank email message to CyberSpace@ncrve.berkeley.edu.  
   Current and back issues of CyberSpace Update (covering events since 
   April 1998) are available on the web at 
   http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CyberSpace/.

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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