ERIC Number: ED112043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Articulation Guide: Construction Industry Series.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Greater articulation efforts can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the educational system. Horizontal articulation is communication among teachers, departments, and schools of similar levels. Within secondary-level schools the greatest horizontal articulation problem area is curriculum development. Use of program specialists, departmentalization, and commercial textbooks have all contributed to a noncomprehensive basis for curriculum. A cooperative effort among representatives of high school departments, business, industry, and postsecondary institutions to formulate a checklist of "must know" skills for students would be an effective way to integrate curriculum. Also, occupational and vocational vocabulary could be incorporated into academic subjects. Vertical articulation relates to communication between educational levels. Its practice would insure continuity in construction training programs from high school to postsecondary institutions, perhaps through the use of a modularized curriculum. The guidance counselor should provide a valuable articulation service within the school and community. Articulation is needed related to the changing role of women in construction. An advisory committee of representatives from the various trades, management, professional, and technical groups could keep instructors and counselors informed of conditions in the industry and also assist with placement. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Planning, Counselor Role, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Integrated Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Trade and Industrial Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-080-01417-3)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Note: For the final report of the project, see CE 004 794; For the instructor's guides and student manuals, see CE 004 795-801