ERIC Number: ED230687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Fast Track Model for Developing Curriculum That Recognized the Needs of Special Target Groups for Industrial Arts Middle Schools. Final Report from April 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981.
Heggen, James R.
A project was undertaken to formulate a fast-track model for developing curriculum that recognizes the needs of special target groups in industrial arts programs in Florida middle schools. During the project, two groups of key teachers and supervisors from four districts within the state of Florida met in short brainstorming sessions to develop, revise, and validate a series of curriculum materials for inclusion in a guide to address the needs of disabled industrial arts students at the middle school level. Following state guidelines for writing staff development guides, a standardized content format was developed for the materials. Included in the guide were materials addressing the following program areas: orientation to American industries occupations, exploration of construction occupations, exploration of graphic-communications occupations, exploration of manufacturing occupations, and exploration of power and transportation occupations. The guides were disseminated at a conference for Florida industrial arts teachers and through the Florida State Department of Education office. Appended to this report are the fast-track curriculum model, a narrative describing the model, standardized cover designs, an examination of various types of special needs learners in industrial arts, and a program guide format. (MN)
Descriptors: Building Trades, Career Exploration, Communications, Construction (Process), Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Employment Opportunities, Graphic Arts, Guidelines, Individual Needs, Industrial Arts, Industry, Junior High Schools, Material Development, Models, Power Technology, Program Development, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Transportation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.