A Time To Every Purpose: Integrating Occupational and Academic Education in Community Colleges and Technical Institutes

A Time To Every Purpose: Integrating Occupational and Academic Education in Community Colleges and Technical Institutes

Sep 1992

Authors:

W. Norton Grubb
Eileen Kraskouskas
University of California at Berkeley

Executive Summary:

Recently there has been a shift in favor of emphasizing more general or "academic" skills over the specialized or "vocational." Partly this has come from the business community, pressing for certain competencies it thinks necessary for a more productive workforce. Within occupational education, recent federal legislation requiring the integration of vocational and academic education has reinforced the trend. However, there has been little guidance about what such integration might be, especially for community colleges and technical institutes. To fill the gap, this monograph describes various approaches to curriculum integration at the postsecondary level and is based on a survey of practices in community colleges and technical institutes across the United States.

More

 

Grubb, W. N., & Kraskouskas, E. (1992, September). A time to every purpose: Integrating occupational and academic education in community colleges and technical institutes. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Research in Vocational Education.