ERIC Number: ED102289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Coal Mining Technology, An Innovative Program.
Wabash Valley Coll., Mt. Carmel, IL.
Described in detail in this report are the processes and procedures involved in the development of a State funded curriculum and program for a new emerging technology, in this instance a Coal Mining Technology Program, to be taught at Wabash Valley College in Illinois. The document provides a step-by-step account of the determination of need, curriculum development, instructor recruitment and training, planning and development of a simulated mine, funding and procurement of equipment and materials, program promotion, and an evaluation of the program for training coal mine workers. Initial cost and the feasibility of providing initial program support are emphasized. Recommendations are discussed in terms of job training needs, the need for supplementary funding, the educational value of the program's resource materials, and the project's continuation, supplemented by followup studies. The 66-page appendix contains course briefs for nine courses, including objectives, course outlines, and materials needed, other course related materials, and a four-page bibliography. (BP)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, Simulated Environment, State Programs, Teachers, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Technology
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Professional and Curriculum Development Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Wabash Valley Coll., Mt. Carmel, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois