ERIC Number: ED048492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-30
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Development and Evaluation of an Experimental Curriculum for the New Quincy (Mass.) Vocational-Technical School. Project ABLE, Final Report.
Ullery, J. William; Nicastro, Joseph S.
Project ABLE, a systems approach to occupational education, was conducted (1) to demonstrate increased effectiveness of instruction whose content is derived from analysis of desired behaviors after graduation and (2) to apply newly developed educational technology to the design, conduct, and evaluation of vocational education. Several procedures were established to accomplish project objectives, including methods for defining educational objectives, deriving course content, individualizing instruction, measuring student achievement, and evaluating program results. Despite several problems, especially budgetary limitations, Project ABLE has made major contributions in terms of potential national significance and application in the areas of individualized instruction, student evaluation, and program evaluation. Before the effectiveness of the instruction can be demonstrated, all system components must be completed, a field test population of adequate size must be used, and a longitudinal study of an adequate number of graduates must be conducted. Recommendations and selected references are listed, and several project materials are appended, including brief summaries of the 18 previous technical reports. (SB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Experimental Curriculum, Individualized Instruction, Material Development, Occupational Information, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Quincy Public Schools, MA.