ERIC Number: ED028874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Demonstration of Unified Vocational-Technical Education Programs in Small Rural Area High Schools. A Developmental Vocational Education Research and Teacher Education Program Based on a Clinical School Concept.
Sweany, H. Paul
Changes in occupational patterns of local rural communities and outmigrating rural youth led to apparent deficiencies in small rural schools' vocational, occupational education programs. This project provided in-service workshops to develop courses and to review and revise the curriculum for various occupational fields. The project resulted in extensive curriculum revision and improvement of the vocational phase of guidance. Project recommendations for future development included: (1) providing in-service education for teachers to aid them in the development of simulated work stations which will improve students' competencies with the essential skills needed for successful job entry; (2) offering a "Survey of Occupations" course at the eighth grade; (3) continuing to up-date occupational information; (4) utilizing community resources to augment instructional staff; (5) continually up-dating and evaluating curriculum; (6) preparing teachers in the skills required for analysis of student occupational competencies; and (7) utilizing a variable class scheduling technique to optimize student learning and instructional requirements. A related document is ED 019 472. (DK)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Programs, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Information, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Small Schools, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.