ERIC Number: ED381940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Integrated Occupational Program: Information Manual for Administrators, Counsellors, and Teachers. Curriculum Standards.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
The purposes of the Integrated Occupational Program developed for special needs students in grades 8-12 in Alberta (Canada) are to have students become responsible members of society, develop entry-level vocational abilities, and become aware of the need and opportunities for lifelong learning. The focus is on the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for everyday living at home, in the community, and on the job. While basic skill development in the core courses is directed to improving students' abilities in communication, computation, and social relationships, the practical arts/occupational courses provide opportunities for students to apply these abilities. The program features curriculum integration, social integration, student integration, and community integration. The program's occupational component encompasses agribusiness, business/office operations, construction and fabrication, creative arts, natural resources, personal and public services, tourism and hospitality, and transportation. The program is enriched through participation and support of community members and representatives of business, industry, and local agencies and organizations. This guide describes the target population, program benefits, implementation strategies, student selection process, junior high and senior high program design, teacher role, teaching strategies, assessment strategies, indicators of program effectiveness, and implementation of community partnerships. A list of 18 suggested professional readings is provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Educational Methods, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Note: For the 1989 edition, see ED 306 417.