ERIC Number: ED117457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Communication Skills Program for Vocational Students.
Schuberg, Marilyn; Canon, Betty Jean
The project was designed to help high school students with industrial occupational goals achieve practical communication skills necessary for efficient employment entry. Industrial arts and language arts teachers together developed major essential categories for vocational English (reading skills, correspondence skills, reference skills, technical terminology, and job hunting skills) and subdivided these into specific communication skills. Multiple job sheets were developed for each skill utilizing content from the occupational fields (auto mechanics, drafting, electronics, and metals). A total of 277 job sheets, each about a 50 minute assignment, were developed and reviewed by an advisory committee for each industrial area. After completing 45 sheets a student received a grade and credit for the class. Student response was positive and evaluations by the instructors indicate their satisfaction with the program and the need for its continuation. The course materials (most of the document) are: student progress record sheets, performance evaluation sheet, separate job sheets for the four industrial areas covering skills in the essential categories (presenting objectives, materials, and procedures for students to use independently), and a bibliography for each area. Also included are notes from the advisory committee meetings, and favorable program evaluations from parents and outside educators. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Communication Skills, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Drafting, Electronics, English Instruction, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Job Application, Metal Working, Secondary Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Linn School District 3J, OR.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
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