ERIC Number: ED080668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Review and Analysis of Instructional Performance Objectives in Vocational Education Curriculum.
Performance or behavioral objectives have been important in vocational education for many years, as evidenced by the significant breakthroughs in vocational education curriculum development and evaluation during the past 10 years which have been linked to purposeful use of performance objectives. This review of literature and research relating to performance objectives has revealed that a number of articles, instructional guides, conferences, and workshops have dealt with developing skills in writing performance objectives for vocational education. A limited number of research studies deal with writing and using performance objectives and the effects of the writing and using of objectives on teachers' attitudes. None of the studies have concentrated on performance objectives alone. Future research should concentrate directly on performance objectives, with all other variables, such as teaching methods or instructional materials, controlled in the research design. Some suggested research areas include: (1) identifying strategies for incorporating the affective domain into the format of vocational education performance objectives, (2) identifying processes for integrating occupational analysis data directly into performance objectives and teaching strategies, and (3) creating and testing performance objective evaluation instruments appropriate for vocational education. (SB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Research Needs, Research Reviews (Publications), State of the Art Reviews, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.