ERIC Number: ED367818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Methodology Used in the Project "All Aspects of the Industry" for Vocational Education Programs.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.
During fiscal year 1992, in preparation of the State Plan for Vocational Education, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education conducted a statewide assessment of the vocational educational delivery system to determine the extent to which instruction in "all aspects of the industry," as required in the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990, was provided for within the vocational educational curricula. It was determined that many of the component areas of "all aspects of the industry" were included, with both competency profiles and related instructional educational materials, within the existing curricula of most vocational education programs in the state. A program was then developed to satisfy the need to determine the appropriate specific competencies for each unit so that students gain experience of "all aspects of the industry." During the program, the appropriate competencies that would provide strong experience in and understanding of "all aspects of the industry" in 15 industry areas were identified; the competencies were validated, and a matrix was developed to cross reference the competencies identified in the 15 areas. (The resulting matrices are included in the report. They link the competencies identified under the headings of planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, health, safety, and environmental concerns, and professional conduct to the occupational clusters in agricultural production, agricultural business, health services, food services, construction, transportation maintenance, printing and graphic arts, drafting, marketing, computer and data processing, office occupations, electrical and electronics occupations, metal trades, personal services, and child care occupations.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.