ERIC Number: ED059400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-29
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Development in Vocational Education (Organizational Phase). Final Report.
Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
To develop a coordinated and systematized program of curricular design, a steering committee met with the vocational directors of several large cities, conducted extensive literature reviews, visited several institutions involved in research and teaching activities, and made contacts with personnel in various Federal agencies. In the area of curriculum development, the most effective approach appears to be instructional content derived from explicit analysis of desired behavior after graduation, rather than from a selection of excerpts from a total body of knowledge. Each curriculum should be defined by what technology and industry need for job success. A proposed solution to problems encountered with the current method of curriculum development (teachers writing for personal classroom use) is based on the probability that a cooperative approach by several large school systems with effective research support and management assistance can gather the financial resources (Federal, state, local, and industrial) to accomplish the tasks. From this base, each school system would sponsor independent development in one or more specific job family areas which would be implemented, field tested, and nationally disseminated. In addition to effective management, the plan also includes inservice staff development and evaluation techniques. (SB)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.