ERIC Number: ED102270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
TIP: Technical Interdisciplinary Program.
Franklin Pierce School District, Tacoma, WA.
The Technical Interdisciplinary Program is a Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, federally funded exemplary program. Franklin Pierce High School is the only high school in the state of Washington with a program of this nature. The Technical Interdisciplinary Program is designed to incorporate two or more disciplines into one meaningful experience. In this program, English, math, social studies, and the building trades occupations have been combined into this one course. Students are enrolled as juniors in a four hour block of time. At present, the social studies portion of the program, which is undergoing development, is taught through lecture and discussion. The information that the students are studying is concerned with the working man's place in his home, neighborhood, job, and community, and how all of these facets fit into the state, nation, and the world. The math, English, and technical portion of the program are presented through teacher constructed, individual units. The students are required to complete a written unit on a particular construction objective which incorporates certain math and English skills necessary to fully understand and master the objectives. The students then apply the knowledge gained in the construction of a scaled model of a residential home. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Franklin Pierce School District, Tacoma, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III