ERIC Number: ED164805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Preservice Construction Trades Curriculum, Phase II. Final Report.
Nelms, Howard F.
A two-phase curriculum project was undertaken in Illinois to develop, test, and implement a two-year competency-based model for the education of secondary school building construction teachers in the area of residential structures. During the first contract period, skill and knowledge competencies were identified and validated for thirteen units of instruction, covering the topics of pre-construction planning, structural layout, concrete and its various uses, carpentry, plumbing, heating and cooling, electricity, painting and finishing, mechanical trades, and landscape design. Implementation of this curriculum option within the technology education major was planned to occur during the 1977-78 school year at Eastern Illinois University, and a proposal to accomplish this objective was presented to and approved by several university committees. Approval by the Board of Governors is expected in the near future. The final proposal, developed in the second phase, included two additional subject areas: construction materials and the organization and teaching of a construction trades program. Besides giving the rationale for the program and supporting data, the proposal outlined objectives, costs, courses and their requirements for implementation, and a liaison program with community colleges for transfer credit. As part of the project, a curriculum guide (see CE 018 238) was developed as well as an extensive bibliography of resource materials and organization. (ELG)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Building Trades, Community Colleges, Competency Based Teacher Education, Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Housing, Models, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Proposals, School Business Relationship, Secondary School Teachers, Skill Development, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Skills, Trade and Industrial Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston. School of Technology.
Note: For a related document see CE 018 238