ERIC Number: ED023913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Design and Evaluation of Vocational Technical Education Curricula Through Functional Job Analysis. Final Report.
Yagi, Kan; And Others
To develop a taxonomy of vocational-industrial education objectives which would provide a framework or structure for evaluating and comparing existing programs, and be useful in eventually establishing criteria for the design and development of a radically different comprehensive curriculum, a project was undertaken to apply a taxonomic scheme to the problems of vocational education curriculum, methods, and objectives. Educational objectives were classified in a 36 cell, three dimensional matrix according to Fine's functional job analysis scheme, used in the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles." As a result of a pilot effort, it was found that: (1) The background and training of the raters does not affect their ability to apply the taxonomy, (2) The taxonomy is equally applicable to any vocational course, and (3) The taxonomy provided a relatively concise framework for ordering almost 20 disparate objectives. The final phase of the research was designed to demonstrate that the taxonomy could be used profitably to describe, analyze, and compare the existing vocational-industrial education curricula of two high schools. Data collected by interview resulted in the conclusion that the taxonomy system can be of considerable value in preparing objectives and developing curriculums. Its usefulness in analyzing and evaluating current programs is limited. (DM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.