ERIC Number: ED042917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Report of a Seminar: Process and Techniques of Vocational Curriculum Development (Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 1970).
Smith, Brandon B., Ed.; Moss, Jerome, Jr., Ed.
A group of nine persons met in Minneapolis at the invitation of the Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit to discuss some of the innovative empirical techniques for implementing the "systems" approach to vocational curriculum development, including some military pioneering efforts. The seven presentations discussed at the seminar included: (1) "A Systems Application to Curriculum Improvement" by David S. Bushnell, (2) "A Manpower Delivery System: Implications for Curriculum Development" by Robert G. Smith, Jr., (3) "Implications of Air Force Occupational Research for Curriculum Design" by Raymond E. Christal, and (4) "An Empirical Procedure for Identifying the Structure of the Technical Concepts Possessed by Selected Workers" by Jerome Moss, Jr. and others. Throughout the seminar, discussion was directed to (1) the preparation of students for entry or reentry into the labor market in relation to specifying the worker's role and tasks, (2) the selection of tasks to be taught, analyzing the selected tasks and stating performance objectives, and (3) the specification of instructional sequence. A major outcome of the seminar was a framework for use in describing the nature of conceptual and operational problems facing curriculum builders. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.