ERIC Number: ED021972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Jul-1
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Flexibility for Vocational Education through Computer Scheduling. Quarterly Report.
Allen, Dwight W.
This progress report of a 2-year project (ending April 30, 1968) offers a random sampling of course schedule configurations and specific course performance criteria submitted to the Stanford project staff for evaluation and comment, and a brief statement of the project's data collection and data evaluation objectives. The project seeks to demonstrate that it is feasible to improve vocational curriculum and vocational elements of general curriculums by applying computer scheduling technology to increase flexibility and by encouraging the use of performance criteria to measure student achievement. Specific information included is (1) sample weekly schedules for 18 vocational courses such as the data processing course which includes two 90-minute laboratory meetings and one half-hour large-group meeting each week, (2) examples of the clarity with which performance objectives can be defined as behavioral outcomes such as, in basic electronics, "Given a drawing of an atom, be able to label all of the following items: neutron-its charge, proton-its charge, electron-its charge, and nucleus-its charge," (3) a chart showing interdisciplinary approach to teaching power mechanics with coordinated learning activities in science, math, and English, and (4) abstracts of presentations and summaries of discussions of a conference to examine the relationship between social studies and vocational education. (PS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.