ERIC Number: ED224968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Articulation and Multiple-Option Programming: Key Concepts in Developing Occupational Curricula.
Bortz, Richard F.
In developing a vocational education training program, provision must be made for articulating the occupational program and its courses and units with employment opportunities in the occupation. The first step in gathering and organizing data needed in developing an occupational training program is an organizational analysis. The organizational analysis involves three steps: (1) determining the title of the primary occupation, which will later be used to name the occupational program, (2) determining the occupational specialties and subspecialties of the primary occupations to estimate a basis for articulating the components of the training program and to name the courses and units of the program, and (3) determining the occupational program, course, and unit titles. Three groups benefit when the training program is set up in this manner. The students benefit from an education-employment system that offers them multiple-option programming (learning on the job, formal schooling, or a combination) and assists them in attaining their career goals by using the system in total or in part (focusing on one course or one unit). A trained work force is a benefit for the employment community. The school benefits because its training programs are a vital and viable means of preparing students for employment. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Linkage; Multiple Option Programming
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Education Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 1982).