ERIC Number: ED232057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development for Vocational Education Teachers at the Mario Umana Harbor School of Science and Technology. Project STEP.
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.
A staff development project to create closer integration and mutual support between specialized science and technology curricula and vocational education courses is described. Project activities are listed, and a statement of underlying assumptions is provided. A list of guidelines for coordinating shop and academic projects follows. Guidelines are divided into these categories: selecting a project, identifying vocational education/industrial arts skills required by the project, identifying scientific concepts involved in the project, developing a production plan for the project, and carrying out the plan. Five sample units are provided to show how vocational education/industrial arts and science/technology curricula can be integrated. Intended for use as a model to prepare other plans or as a complete plan for producing an item, each sample unit contains a description of the item; a drawing of the finished product; working drawings; a production plan consisting of behavioral objectives, scientific concepts, industrial arts/vocational education skills, and a list of materials; tools and equipment; and the assembly procedure. The five sample units and the technology areas they match are solar collector (environmental protection and medium-range incubator), medical technology, binary system demonstrator (computer science, model rocket, and launch assembly), aviation, and electronic metal locator (electronics). (YLB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Guidelines, Industrial Arts, Integrated Curriculum, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Projects, Scientific Concepts, Secondary Education, Shop Curriculum, Student Projects, Teacher Developed Materials, Technology, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.