It also provided funds for "experimental programs," according to NCRVE
, "to meet the special vocational education needs of youths, particularly youths in economically depressed communities, who have academic, socioeconomic or other handicaps that prevent them from succeeding in regular vocational education pro grams.
started administering a federal grant program for pre-service teachers at colleges of education who are integrating curriculum in academic-technical teams.
We got into [the NCRVE initiative] because our academy prep programs weren't prepared to teach integrated subject matter," Harris says.
Berkeley teacher educators contacted several academy teachers to discuss what unique skills academy teachers needed to succeed in integrating academies with vocational and school-to-work concepts, then used the grant from NCRVE to incorporate those skills into its existing programs.
and to collaborate with employers on the supervision of students," the NCRVE project abstract says.
An online version of this column is available on the NCRVE
World Wide Web server (http://ncrve.
An NCRVE project on WBL at two-year colleges that comprises more than 550 programs has a searchable database at http://hre.
NCRVE has a page of links to WBL resources at http: / / ncrve.
MPR Associates, in conjunction with NCRVE and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is compiling a follow-up report to "Vocational Education in the United States: 1969-1990.
Norton Grubb, a leading researcher at NCRVE, says legislative success is another key to improving enrollment numbers.