ERIC Number: ED118899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Plan for the Development of Vocational Education in Boone County, West Virginia. Final Report.
Sumpter, Gary D.; Hill, Sherry G.
The exemplary project was designed to develop a competency-based spiral curriculum for vocational education in Boone County, West Virginia. The project focused on the following areas: (1) survey of labor market requirements, (2) curriculum development, (3) staff development, (4) employer and community coordination, (5) facility development, and (6) career planning and placement counseling. The results and conclusions of the project are presented in the appendixes which comprise the major part of the text. Appendix A reproduces the contract between the RCA Corporation and the Boone County Board of Education to develop a vocational education program. Appendix B consists of a directory of cluster committees in allied health, business/management, construction, mining/mining technology, power mechanics, and social studies. Appendix C presents a plan for employer and community coordination and includes recommendations for establishing career executive-curriculum cluster committees. Appendix D (52 pages) presents recommendations for the development and implementation of the career clusters. Appendix E consists of a process model for developing career education curriculum materials for Grades 10-12. Appendix F presents a staff development plan for the Boone County Career Center. Appendix G focuses on a discussion of career planning and placement counseling plans for the career development center. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Planning, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Needs Assessment, Occupational Clusters, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Spiral Curriculum, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: West Virginia State Board of Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia