ERIC Number: ED049395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Plan to Improve the Personalized Instruction Program at Vocational Villege. Final Report.
Thurston, Ronald L.; Weber, Lester C.
Vocational Village was opened by the Portland (Oregon) School District in 1968 to provide opportunities for students who had not been successful in traditional high school programs. A basic concept of the programs initiated at Vocational Village was the desire to personalize and individualize instruction. However, as operations got under way it became evident that the program could be made more efficient and effective by: (1) modifying the procedure for screening and admitting new students, (2) developing behavioral-based instructional materials with a job approach, (3) increasing cooperative arrangements with community agencies, businesses and industries, and (4) improving procedures for evaluating student progress through their individual programs. Using these points as objectives, this current project resulted in seven specific accomplishments. Among these were: (1) an efficient method for interviewing and screening prospective students, (2) guidelines for developing and using job sheets to personalize and individualize instruction, and (3) an efficient method to monitor student progress. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.