ERIC Number: ED240276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Occupational Orientation Investigation Activities and Course Content at the Local Level to Determine Its Effectiveness. Final Report.
The purpose of this study was to make an assessment of current occupational investigation curricula at the local level in Texas and to develop and validate terminal performance objectives and enabling objectives. A questionnaire was developed and administered to 80 experienced occupational investigation teachers at a special group session and by mail to an additional 35 teachers. The surveys gathered information on what subject matter instructors were teaching in the classroom, the amount of time spent on each area, the strategies they were using, the benefits of using occupational investigative courses, use of advisory committees and community resources, and suggestions for changes in existing curricula. By using input gathered in the assessment survey, a foundation of instructional objectives was established. These data and additional objectives formulated through a literature search were used to establish a core curriculum. These objectives were then set up in the form of a survey instrument that was used by teachers, students, and state and local advisory committee members to validate the objectives. The final phase of the project consisted of ranking the terminal performance objectives and the enabling objectives and writing and disseminating a curriculum outline. (A copy of the curriculum outline is included in this report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton. Coll. of Education.