ERIC Number: ED349409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Model Academic Curriculum for the Massachusetts Secondary Technical Vocational Setting.
Westfield State Coll., MA.
The purpose of the Model Academic Curriculum Project was to assess and define the most effective components of the curriculum for Massachusetts vocational-technical schools that would be reflective of current academic demands and employment needs. Eight study goals were implemented: establish statewide meetings; identify/select study groups; develop academic reports--math, science, English/communication, social studies; hold group planning meetings; design a statewide assessment survey; coordinate statewide curriculum development projects/services; plan conference presentations; and develop a final report. A collaborative planning/implementation model monitored and evaluated study components. The project sought to improve school performance by aligning academic and vocational curriculum elements. Effective strategies and instructional resources were designed to make information available to teachers. Curriculum changes focused on differences in learning. Participant conference/workshops promoted student learning motivation, effective instructional programs, and academic application within a coordinated and articulation style context. (This document contains eight appendices providing: names of the project advisory committee; a participant list; project research agendas; sample academic program review instruments; information about statewide curriculum projects; the survey instrument with instructions and definitions; a graduate course syllabus; and an information sheet showing how earlier educational reform reports defined high school graduation requirements.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Business Education, Career Exploration, Curriculum Design, Demonstration Programs, English Curriculum, High Schools, Instructional Systems, Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Social Studies, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Westfield State Coll., MA.