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ERIC Number: ED016830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF A BLOCK-TIME SCHEDULE FOR TEACHING VOCATIONAL OFFICE PRACTICE. FINAL REPORT OF PROJECT 201.
MCBETH, JOHN
THIS PROGRESS REPORT ON A PROJECT TO IMPLEMENT A CURRICULUM USING THE BLOCK APPROACH COVERS THE PERIOD JULY 1, 1965, THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 1966. THE BLOCK-TIME APPROACH TO VOCATIONAL OFFICE EDUCATION UTILIZES TWO OR THREE CONSECUTIVE CLASS PERIODS PER DAY DURING THE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR YEAR FOR TEACHING THE ADVANCED SECRETARIAL SUBJECTS. THIRTY-NINE PILOT SCHOOLS IN MICHIGAN, ARIZONA, FLORIDA, NEW JERSEY, AND WASHINGTON ARE PARTICIPATING. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES THE CENTRAL PROJECT LEADERSHIP AND NEGOTIATES AND OPERATES THE CONTRACT WITH THE U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION. ONE PERSON FROM EACH STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SERVES AS STATE PROJECT COORDINATOR, AND AN APPOINTED TEACHER-EDUCATOR SERVES AS STATE RESEARCH CONSULTANT. EACH PILOT SCHOOL PROVIDES A QUALIFIED TEACHER, CALLED THE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, WHO TEACHES THE BLOCK-TIME CLASS ACCORDING TO ONE OF FOUR PLANS--STENOGRAPHIC, MODIFIED STENOGRAPHIC, CLERICAL, OR SPECIAL CLERICAL FOR LOW ACHIEVERS. A GENERAL COURSE OUTLINE AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS WERE DEVELOPED BY THE PROJECT STAFF IN A NATIONAL SEMINAR AND DISTRIBUTED TO ALL PROJECT PERSONNEL. AN EVALUATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IS TO BE MADE AT THE END OF THE 1966-67 SCHOOL YEAR. DATA ON CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED BY THE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES TO MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY. A NATIONAL SEMINAR AND STATE WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED. DEFINITE PLANS FOR THE FUTURE DEPEND UPON THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS AND CONTINUED WILLINGNESS OF THE STATES AND PILOT SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: ARIZONA; FLORIDA; MICHIGAN; NEW JERSEY; WASHINGTON