ERIC Number: ED114599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Individualizing Vocational and Technical Instruction.
Pucel, David J.; Knaak, William C.
The book's focus is on classroom procedures that allow an instructor to meet the needs of individuals while managing the learning activities of a group. The individualized instruction model that seems most appropriate for use with vocational programs is the fixed-content, variable-time, mastery model in which individuals are assisted in developing the skills and knowledge required to succeed at entry-level jobs in an occupation. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 discusses methods for establishing vocational/technical program content, while Chapter 3 is directed toward identifying student instructional prerequisites for courses and specific tasks. Chapter 4 deals with the development of vocational instructional objectives (terminal performance objectives and intermediate performance objectives), based on job descriptions and task analysis. Instructional strategies, instructional media, and educational computer technology are discussed in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 covers methods of evaluating student progress in an individualized learning system. The concluding chapter recognizes the demands for "open access" and "accountability" as bringing increased pressure for individualizing vocational instruction programs. Appendixes include: sample job descriptions, sample differentiated staffing job descriptions, the National College Verb List, and a learning guide. (EA)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Course Objectives, Evaluation, Individualized Instruction, Student Characteristics, Task Performance, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1300 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43216 ($12.95)
Publication Type: Books
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