Also on the Skill Standards page are two relevant recent publications from NCRVE: a 79-page report, Making Sense of Industry-Based Skill Standards (http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/MDS-777/) and a five-page digest, A Conceptual Framework for Industry-Based Skill Standards (http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CenterFocus/CF11.html).
At the SKILLSNET home page (http://steps.atsi.edu/) one can subscribe to the SKILLSNET e-mail discussion group and browse through discussion group archives. SKILLSNET also has links to a number of sites related to skill standards and other occupational, technical, and vocational topics.
Sponsored by the National Center on Education and the Economy (Rochester, New York) and the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the New Standards Project page (http://www.ncee.org/files/nsPerf.html) contains a brief description of the project.
The SCANS/2000 page (http://www.jhu.edu:80/~ips/scans/) provides information on the interdisciplinary research group at Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies that is working on projects related to school-to-work and education reform. More links to Web resources can be found here.
The National Standards for Business Education page (http://www.nbea.org/standard.html) is maintained by the National Business Education Association. It contains information on the NBEA's national standards document, "National Standards for Business Education: What America's Students Should Know and be Able to Do in Business."
This "NET Gain" was compiled by David Carlson (NCRVE, University of California at Berkeley), Peter Seidman (NCRVE), and Judy Wagner (ERIC/ACVE, Ohio State University). An online version of this column will be available on the NCRVE World Wide Web server (http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/NetGain/). Readers are encouraged to let the authors know about any changes in the resources listed, as well as about other resources they find useful.
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