ERIC Number: ED024750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of an Experimental Curriculum for the New Quincy (Mass.) Vocational-Technical School. Second Quarterl y Technical Report, the Problem of Defining Objectives.
Morrison, Edward J.
Activity from July 1 through September 30, 1965 was concentrated on developing objectives for the instructional and guidance programs. The instructional objectives sought were statements of successful student performance which include the criteria of success and the conditions under which the performance is to take place. Criteria specified that an objective should communicate the author's intent, be a statement about the student, specify the criterion of acceptable performan"e, imply the appropriate test or evaluation of learning, and imply appropriate learning conditions. An objective was defined by translating the general goal into a performance statement at the same level of generality. A second set of statements covered all the capabilities to be included for consideration at that level of generality. This process was continued until the statements produced were descriptions of task performance. To achieve the instructional objectives, each student must be provided with the assistance, guidance, and direction needed for success. The general objective of the guidance program is to assist the student as necessary to insure his progress toward realistic goals of vocational satisfaction, responsible citizenship, and self-fulfillment while encouraging maximum participation in decision making. Other reports are available as VT 001 392-001 397, VT 004 848, and ED 013 318. (HC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Project ABLE; Quincy