ERIC Number: ED189295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Local Implementation of Performance-Based Curriculum. Final Report.
An Indiana curriculum project involving the New Castle Area Vocational School and the Indiana Vocational Technical College Regions 6 and 8 addressed the need for establishing an articulation plan to provide for vertical movement of vocational students from secondary to postsecondary levels. Major objectives were (1) development and implementation of an economically feasible articulation plan; (2) implementation of inservice staff training; (3) joint performance-based curriculum development for the four program areas (job titles) of medical assistant, child care assistant, clerk-typist, and machinist apprentice; and (4) continuing curriculum development. The project demonstrated that staff can be trained to develop performance-based programs and how the change to performance-based vocational education can be accomplished without disrupting the efficient operation of existing programs. The articulation plan developed proved to be workable for students, staff, and administrators. Appendixes, comprising most of the report, include the articulation plan and summary of the articulation field test; teacher introduction to domain-referenced testing (DRT); materials for the domain (vital signs: task analyses, subtasks and DRT); summary of the machine shop field test; the welding survey and summary; welding matrix, purge sheet for tasks, and course plan; distributive education management system; and teacher formative evaluation forms. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Child Caregivers, Clerical Workers, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Day Care, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Analysis, Machinists, Medical Assistants, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Task Analysis, Teacher Developed Materials, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: New Castle Community School Corp., IN.