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ERIC Number: ED016047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 86
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Reference Count: 0
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THE PRE-TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM, A DESCRIPTIVE REPORT.
SMITH, GARRISON B.; AND OTHERS
AFTER DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS IN THE RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS, THE PRETECHNOLOGY PROGRAM WAS EXTENDED TO 10 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. THE MAJOR THESIS OF THE PROGRAM IS THAT THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION WILL REQUIRE A MAJOR PORTION OF AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL. THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO ORIENT THE "CAPABLE AVERAGE" LEARNER TO SEMIPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS IN JUNIOR COLLEGES OR TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND TO THE JOB OF ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN AT VARIOUS LEVELS. IT CONSISTS OF A 2-YEAR PREENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SEQUENCE OF FOUR INTEGRATED AND CORRELATED COURSES BEGINNING IN GRADE 11. THE COURSES, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND TECHNICAL-LABORATORY, ARE TAUGHT BY A TEAM OF TEACHERS WHO UTILIZE THE NATURAL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG THE SUBJECTS. THE PROGRAM CONCERNS ITSELF WITH FIVE RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE STUDENT--ABILITY ASSESSMENT, JOB INFORMATION, PROGRAMS OF OCCUPATIONAL INTEREST, LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION, AND QUALITY OF THE PROGRAM. THE CURRICULUM WAS DEVELOPED BY DESCRIBING THE ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, STATING THE OBJECTIVES IN BEHAVIORAL AND MEASURABLE TERMS, ANALYZING GENERAL AND SPECIFIC SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE NEEDED, AND CORRELATING THE RESULTS INTO SUBJECT AREAS. ALTHOUGH COOPERATING SCHOOLS WERE IN CLOSE AGREEMENT REGARDING THE FACTS AND SKILLS REQUIRED, THEY DIFFERED IN TEACHING METHODS. A CURRICULUM OUTLINE FOR 1 YEAR'S WORK, A SINGLE UNIT, AND THE LEARNING ACTIVITIES OF A SINGLE UNIT, EACH FROM A DIFFERENT SCHOOL, ARE GIVEN. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Cogswell Polytechnical Coll., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: RICHMOND PLAN