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      CYBERSPACE                                           Issue No. 30
                 UPDATE                        Events of April-May 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 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 
600 people were on the list at the end of May.


NEW ITEMS APPEAR ON THE NCRVE WEBSITE

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

  o The 1999 Agenda and Personnel Directory for the National Center for 
    Research in Vocational Education (MDS-1276, April 1999);
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-1276/>
    
  o Accountability Systems: Performance Standards and Assessment, by Mikala
    L. Rahn and Patricia Holmes (CenterPoint No. 4, March 1999); 
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CenterPoint/CP4/>

  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, revised March 1999); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-902/>

  o CenterWork newsletters, vol. 9, no. 4 (Winter 1998) and vol. 10, 
    no. 1 (Spring 1999); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CenterWork.html>
  
  o Current Status and Future Trends of Diversity Initiatives in the 
    Workplace: Diversity Experts' Perspectives (Diversity in the Workforce
    Series Report #2), by R. M. Wentling, N. Palma-Rivas (MDS-1082, 
    November 1997); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-1082/>

  o The Effects of Academic Career Magnet Education on High Schools and 
    Their Graduates, by R. L. Crain, A. Allen, R. Thaler, D. Sullivan,
    G. Zellman, J. W. Little, D. D. Quigley (MDS-779, February 1999);
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-779/>

  o From Isolation to Integration: Occupational Education and the Emerging 
    Systems of Workforce Development, by W. Norton Grubb (CenterPoint 
    No. 3, March 1999); <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CenterPoint/CP3/>

  o "NET Gain" columns on the 21st Century Skills Summit and Career 
    Education for Special Needs Students from the April and May 1999 
    issues of AVA's Techniques magazine; <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/NetGain/>

  o Using Professional Development to Meet Teachers' Changing Needs: 
    What We Have Learned, by Curtis Finch (CenterPoint No. 2, February 1999);
    <http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CenterPoint/CP2/>
        

VOCNET AND DISSMN8

VOCNET, NCRVE's listserv discussion list for all voc ed topics, currently 
has about 1,330 subscribers. Approximately 160 items were posted in 
April-May. 

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

VOCNET moved from a listserv server to a majordomo server in mid-April.
DISSEMN8 is scheduled to do the same sometime in June.  The NCRVE website
will have current information on how to subscribe and unsubscribe to 
the lists.


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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