ERIC Number: ED163190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Florida's Vocational Curriculum System: Issues in Statewide Curriculum Development.
Crittenden, John F.; Massey, Romeo M.
This report describes the Florida Vocational Division's efforts to increase the quality, validity, transportability, and availability of curricular materials through use of performance objectives; establishment of a curriculum laboratory; adoption of systematic models for instructional design; and establishment of a diffusion/dissemination system. Section I is an introduction to the material. Section II discusses the early efforts to develop valid catalogs of objectives and the subsequent organization of the Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States (V-TECS). Section III contains four models for curriculum laboratories considered by the Division and describes the model that was adopted. Section IV describes the systematic procedures used in instructional development and presents profiles on six projects that utilized those procedures. Data from curriculum projects in career education, activity-based instruction, automotive mechanics, employability skills, and nursery operations are compared in terms of need assessment, target population, objectives, resource allocation, field tests, and diffusion and dissemination. Section V details the procedures used by the Division to establish a dissemination/diffusion system designed to facilitate the acceptance and installation of products designed to enhance student achievement. Section VI presents summary observations and conclusions, describing the present Florida curriculum development system. Flow charts and a bibliography are included. (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Field Studies, Information Dissemination, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Models, Needs Assessment, Resource Allocation, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Task Analysis, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Romeo M. Massey, 3712 Forsythe Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 (Free)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida; Vocational Technical Education Consortium States
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)