ERIC Number: ED189926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Design and Evaluation: An Employer-Centered Action Approach. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
Mehallis, Mantha Vlahos
The development and validation of an employer-centered action system for curriculum development and evaluation are described. The system used a descriptive/action research design whereby a research team interviewed all major employers in Broward County Florida in a two-year period. Results of an employer needs assessment and task analyses were used to identify exit competencies and to translate them into new curricula or into evaluation of existing curricula. The resultant employer-centered action system for curriculum development is in operation at a large community college. Population and sample selection, instrumentation, data collection procedures and analysis, and results of a training needs assessment are discussed. A literature review and references are included. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Career Education, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Employers, Higher Education, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Research Design, School Business Relationship, Skill Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980; Florida (Broward County)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27-May 1, 1980).