ERIC Number: ED215128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Vocational Education Curricula. Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist, Module 12.
Wolman, Jean; Claudy, Carolyn B.
One of five modules in the administrative series of the 16-module series designed to train vocational education curriculum specialists, this module is intended for use in classes or individual study arrangements at the preservice or inservice level by students with varying amounts of experience in vocational education. (These modules are revised versions of earlier study guides--see note.) Introductory materials include an overview, instructions to the learner, detailed list of behavioral goals and objectives, and resources needed to complete learning activities. The module is divided into three sections, each based on one of the goals. Section 1 defines the role of the curriculum specialist in evaluating vocational education curricula. Evaluation is defined, three approaches to evaluation are described, and three areas in vocational education curriculum evaluation are discussed. The other two sections describe the purposes and major activities involved in evaluating a vocational education curriculum prior to its implementation (section 2) and after it has been implemented (section 3). Each section follows a standard format: text, individual study activities, discussion questions, and group activities. A summary of the module follows. Appendixes include suggested responses to the study activities, a self-check, responses to the self-check, and recommended references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Administration, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Secondary Education, Summative Evaluation, Tests, Vocational Education
East Central Network Curriculum Center, Sangamon State University, E-22, Springfield, IL 62708 ($35.00 for complete set of 16 modules, an instructor's guide, an audio tape cassette, and field test report. Write for individual prices).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.; Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Identifiers: Curriculum Management; Vocational Education Curriculum Specialists
Note: For related documents see CE 031 802-820, ED 132 376-383, and ED 132 401-415.