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Math for Employment: "Tech Prep"

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"Tech prep," "school-to-work," "education for employment," and "advanced technological education" have attracted interest in recent years, in part inspired by the National Research Council's report "Preparing for the Workplace," which emphasizes the importance of job training for American workers, three-quarters of whom do not earn 4-year college degrees.

Two-year colleges currently serve as the hub of a growing system of vocation-oriented education that links high schools, industry, and universities. The National Science Foundation has targeted these colleges for major new funding since they offer an effective crucible for necessary curricular development.

The Forum's Internet Mathematics Library provides a page of links to resources for Math for Employment. A few selections from these pages are offered below.

  Academic Innovations
Academic Innovations publishes a textbook series (Career Choices - five titles), an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to be used in ... more>>

  Career Profiles - AMS-MAA-SIAM Mathematical Sciences Career Information Project
Mathematicians at work: practical answers to the question, Why should I study math? More than 40 short essays written by math majors around the ... more>>

  Center on Education and Work (CEW) - School of Education, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
The Center provides leadership in identifying and responding to issues affecting the connections among education, work, community and the family. ... more>>

  NCTM San Diego Sessions on Tech Prep Curriculum - Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
A selection of presentations from the 74th Annual NCTM Meeting, 25-28 April 1996, San Diego, ... more>>

For more, search or browse Tech Prep in the Forum's Internet Mathematics Library.


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