ERIC Number: ED023860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Summer Institute to Prepare Vocational Educators in Curriculum Development.
Ryan, T. A.
A 4-week institute to prepare vocational educators in leadership positions for a change agent role in vocational education curriculum development was held on the Oregon State University campus from June 19 to July 14, 1967. A broad-based approach to the curriculum process was used, implementing an organic curriculum concept and behavioral definition of objectives in a systems approach to curriculum development. Major objectives were to (1) develop greater understanding of curriculum theory and design, (2) increase familiarity with innovative programs and practices, and (3) develop proficiency in using techniques and strategies of a decision model of curriculum development. An enrollment of 30 participants was selected from 130 applications. The program included presentations by the resident faculty, visiting lecturers, assigned readings, field trips, reaction groups, questions and answer sessions, and discussion groups. A task force project developed a guide to vocational education curriculum development. The state director of vocational education and his professional staff participated in program planning, staffing, and operation. Post-institute evaluation indicated achievement of objectives. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.