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dc.contributor.authorWittmann, Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:11:05Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:11:05Z
dc.date.issued2005-04-19en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04272005-162241en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/27374
dc.description.abstractIn 1993 a Career and Technical Preparation Task Force, was formed in a nothern Virginia suburban school system, to study and recommend changes to the vocational education curriculum and two high school vocational centers. The task force met for thirteen months and concluded its study in a report entitled "Securing Our Students' Future in a High Tech Global Economy." The Division Superintendent presented this report and its recommendations to the county school board on January 12, 1995. The Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendations of the task force. After that point, an Implementation Task Force met from 1996to 1996 to plan the implementation of the original task force's seven recommendations. The recommendations represented a paradigm shift by advocating the elimination of the traditional vocational education philosophy of training some students for jobs while academically preparing others for future education. Vocational education was transformed into Professional Technical Studies, an academic discipline that integrated academic and career education. High school academies were established to replace the two vocational centers located within two existing high schools. The history that surrounded the implementation of the task force recommendations is presented in this study.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartWittmannDissertation.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectTask Forceen_US
dc.subjectVocational Educationen_US
dc.subjectHigh School Academiesen_US
dc.subjectCareer Academiesen_US
dc.subjectProfessional Technical Studiesen_US
dc.titleA Case Study of the Evolution of High School Academies in a Large Suburban School Systemen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairParson, Stephen R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberParks, David J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTwiford, Travis W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSalmon, Richard G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKrill, Cecelia W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04272005-162241/en_US
dc.date.sdate2005-04-27en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-05-09
dc.date.adate2005-05-09en_US


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