ERIC Number: ED064526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Cluster Concept Program Developed by the University of Maryland, Industrial Education Department.
Kratochvil, Daniel W.; Thompson, Lorna J.
This report, one of 21 case studies, describes the history of a recent educational product. The Cluster Concept Program, developed at the University of Maryland, is directed toward the preparation of individuals for entrance into a spectrum of occupations. Three clusters of occupations are included: (1) Construction, (2) Electro-Mechanical Installation and Repair, and (3) Metal Forming and Fabrication. The program is targeted for boys and girls in Grades 11 and 12 who want some occupational preparation while remaining in the main stream of the educational program. It aims at giving students entry level skills for a range of related occupations. Although the 4-year study ended in 1969, the original developers have conducted several related activities since that time. They include: (1) assistance to schools, (2) further evaluation studies, (3) placement and performance research, and (4) development of additional clusters. (GEB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Product Development Report no. 18