ERIC Number: ED174817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-27
Reference Count: 0
Implications of Developmental Tasks and Instructional Content in Curriculum Development.
Sarapin, Marvin I.
Over the past several decades, there has been considerable concern for improving industrial arts education. The process of program and curriculum improvement involves not only the improvement of instructional content, but also the improved utilization of available information concerning the growth conditions of the learners a program is intended to serve. The concept of developmental tasks can provide the curriculum developer and educational practioner a useful tool to help identify what students are internally attempting to accomplish at their specific stage of development. A number of states have adopted new guidelines for industrial arts curriculum revision and improvement. The "Maryland Industrial Arts State Guide" identified four stages of development associated with the majority of the state's industrial arts programs. During the 1977-78 school year and summer, several local education agencies in Maryland conducted county-wide curriculum development workshops for industrial arts teachers to apply the foundation presented in the Maryland "Guide." Using a five-step process, the teachers were able to develop and revise instructional programs according to the growth and development of the students. (JH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. School of Technology.
Note: Paper presented at the American Industrial Arts Association National Conference (41st, San Antonio, Texas, February 27, 1979)