ERIC Number: ED255642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Development and Articulation. Is It Really Necessary?
Zane, Lawrence F. H.
Vocational and technical education planners need to be aware of and utilize four commonly used types of articulation: interinstitutional articulation (that which takes place between institutions), intra-institutional articulation (coordination that occurs within an institution), horizontal articulation (cooperative planning involving one level of instruction), and vertical articulation (a term used for planning between grade levels or levels of instruction). Two models of articulated curriculum development efforts in the areas of vocational and technical education that are worthy of particular consideration are articulation projects currently underway in the State of Hawaii and in the Dallas Community College District. Articulated curriculum efforts such as these have a number of benefits; for example, they frequently result in enhanced communication and coordination among professionals, in the awarding of postsecondary credit for the mastery of courses taken at the secondary level, and in an overall increase in schools' productivity. In light of these and other benefits to be derived from articulated curriculum development, it is recommended that funding be provided for the development and implementation of a similar articulation project in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Institutional Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Regional Planning, School Districts, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northern Marianas
Note: Paper presented to the Western Pacific Consortium of Boards and Education Leaders and the Vocational Education Symposium (Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, February 1985).