ERIC Number: ED255684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Defining Math and Science Competencies in Vocational Programs. Final Report.
A project was conducted to develop a curriculum package that defined the specific math, science, and language arts skills presently being taught at a vocational skills center that offered training in 20 job skill areas and served an 11-school district. The information gathered during the project was to serve as a basis for granting cross-credit to high school students receiving training at the skills center. The project staff devised specific competencies for each academic discipline being taught within individual programs. Combination curriculum outlines and information packages were completed for the following program areas: metal fabrication, electronics technology, machine trades, automated office systems, dental assisting, fashion merchandising, medical office assisting, and construction trades. Each outline contained a discussion of the ways in which math, science, and language arts skills were covered in the curriculum; an outline of the specific assignments, instructional hours, learning activities, and evaluation exercises used to cover each competency; a bibliography of course materials used to teach the competencies; and sample handouts distributed to students in the given program. These curriculum outlines not only provided documentation for awarding credit but also served as curriculum and lesson planning guides. (This report includes copies of the eight curriculum outline and information packages developed during the project.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Allied Health Occupations Education, Building Trades, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Credits, Curriculum Development, Dental Assistants, Electronics, Evaluation Criteria, Fashion Industry, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Machinists, Material Development, Mathematics Skills, Medical Assistants, Merchandising, Metal Working, Office Occupations Education, School Districts, Scientific Concepts, Secondary Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Mukilteo School District, Everett, WA.
Identifiers: Science Skills
Note: A Curriculum Development Project prepared at the Sno-Isle Vocational Skills Center.