A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n The Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education - September 2000
National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE)
The National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) to provide teachers, administrators, and policy makers with student-centered research on a variety of crucial topics, including the integration of academic and vocational education, Tech-Prep programs, the needs of special populations, performance measures and standards, work experience, and school-to-work programs. The national center also carries out implementation research and helps others translate the results of research into practice, focusing on investigating exemplary programs that can be used to illustrate "best practices."
The NCRVE maintains a consortial relationship with six major teaching institutions with programs that prepare teachers and administrators in education as well as researchers and policy makers and with one major research organization. One example is the University of California at Berkeley, the lead institution; the University of Illinois; the University of Minnesota; Teachers College, Columbia University; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); the University of Wisconsin; and RAND (with sites in Santa Monica, California, and Washington, D.C.).