ERIC Number: ED079540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Versatility. Final Report for the 3-Year Period, July, 1969 through June, 1972.
Highline Public Schools, Seattle, WA.
Occupational versatility is an innovative approach to the teaching of industrial arts which began in the fall of 1969 in three pilot schools, two junior high (Grades 7, 8, and 9) and one middle (Grades 6, 7, and 8). The major components are a multi-experience general shop facility, team teaching, student management, a self-instructional system for learning, ungraded heterogeneous grouping, career guidance opportunities, and a non-graded approach to reporting student performance and granting course credit. Students who elect to participate in the program select their own work areas, manage their own shop activities, keep their own records, instruct themselves in procedures and equipment usage, and judge their own performance and abilities. The instructor provides guidance but the student is the director of his experiences. A notebook system is an essential feature of the program, providing operational guidance for students and also forms on which students maintain their own attendance and performance records. Evaluations of the 1970-71 and 1971-72 program operational years are included. Reactions of teachers, parents, and students have been positive and the program will be continued and extended to other schools and districts in the following school year. Shop area layouts and forms used in the program are appended. (MF)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Flexible Scheduling, Independent Study, Industrial Arts, Instructional Innovation, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Programed Instruction, School Shops, Self Directed Classrooms, Student Responsibility, Teacher Role, Team Teaching
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Highline Public Schools, Seattle, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington