ERIC Number: ED330893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Model System for the Design and Maintenance of Related Instruction Curriculum for Approved U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Programs; Phase III. Final Report and Final Evaluation Report.
Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.
A final report and final evaluation report of Phase III are provided for a project to establish a national clearinghouse for apprenticeship-related instructional materials. The final report provides a summary and a narrative account of these project activities: identification of materials; identification of apprenticeship curriculum needs; establishment of models for design and development of materials; and establishment of a computerized system for storing, organizing, and retrieving curriculum materials from a centralized database and repository for printed materials. The evaluation report focuses on the continuing evaluation of the directory and materials dissemination. The following findings are reported: (1) the measures used indicated a high degree of acceptance for the utility of the directory; (2) mailing lists of potential users were developed; (3) clearinghouse brochures were made available; (4) apprenticeship instructor workshops on use of the clearinghouse were conducted; and (5) a continuously updated computerized database was established in the UNIX system. Twelve appendices making up the bulk of the document include a listing of databases used; a description of record fields for the apprenticeship database; and memoranda on the following items: directory of company information, field labels for two databases, vendor database on the FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education) computer, vendor directory (including names, addresses, and descriptions of 212 vendors), Vocational Education Curriculum Materials subfile, Resources in Vocational Education subfile, National Technical Information Service subfile, and a projected apprenticeship clearinghouse. Two programming sheets conclude the document. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.