ERIC Number: ED065467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Development Strategies Used by the Far West Consortium for D,D&E Training.
Ward, Joseph S.
This document reviews the development strategies of the Far West Consortium for development, dissemination, and evaluation (D,D&E) training. These strategies concerned three areas: 1) cooperating institutions, 2) system development approaches, and 3) functional context programming. To develop the strengths of several agencies, a consortium of cooperating agencies included 1) agencies with competence in D,D&E installation and maintenance of training systems; 2) a junior college with competence in and commitment to the development and service of vocationally oriented curricula; 3) a college which is willing to develop and provide graduate level programs in D,D&E work; and 4) representation from educational, community, and student interests. Key procedures were the examination of the problem specification of expected outcomes, conceptual design and planning, prototype development, operational testing, revision and additional operational testing, and packaging for implementation and dissemination. The third area of stress, functional context learning, provides a meaningful orientation to the entire job for which the student is being trained, introduces and organizes topics so that the relevance of each to the whole job can be demonstrated to the student at the time the topic is introduced, follows a whole-to-part sequence in teaching functions and procedures, and programs instruction for each student so that he learns a graded series of tasks. (MJM)
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Identifiers: Far West Consortium
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Assn., Chicago, April 1972