ERIC Number: ED232008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Fundamental Vocational Skills for Disadvantaged Learners. Final Report. September 15, 1978 - July 30, 1979.
Linn-Benton Community Coll., Albany, OR.
A project was undertaken to develop a set of individualized instructional materials for use in helping academically disadvantaged students to acquire the vocational, study, and learning skills necessary to succeed in secondary and postsecondary programs. In order to identify the industrial vocational concepts and related study and learning skills that are fundamental to a widespread number of vocational programs, researchers administered questionnaires to 11 of the 14 full-time instructors in the Industrial Division at Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon. Based on the results of this survey, the researchers developed 30 individualized learning activity packages dealing with the following areas: measurement, fasteners, simple machines, electricity, and hand tools. In addition to covering these five vocational skills areas, the modules also address various study and learning skills, including vocabulary, recalling details, following directions, memorization, notetaking, observation skills, and test taking skills. The final stage of the project involved the development of 18 instructional aids to help academically disadvantaged vocational learners to achieve the desired content and process objectives for each module. (Appended to this report are data detailing the costs of developing the individual materials as well as the cost of the project as a whole.) (MN)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educationally Disadvantaged, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Material Development, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Study Skills, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Instructional Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Linn-Benton Community Coll., Albany, OR.