ERIC Number: ED118979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Vocational Instructors Interested in Competency-Based Education.
Burger, Laura J.; Lambrecht, Judith J.
The handbook is designed to help vocational instructors develop articulated vocational programs for secondary and post-secondary students.The handbook recommends a competency based approach which personalizes instruction for students and which emphasizes performance of job related tasks. The handbook's first chapter is a general introduction to its focus and use. Chapters 2 and 3 address the organization of the local program and the content, organization, and instructional sequence of a single occupation within the local program. They consider the first four steps of the recommended six-step procedure for curriculum articulation: listing the occupations, deciding which occupations to teach, drawing the worker mobility chart, and outlining the occupational curriculum. Chapter 4 discusses guidelines for developing instructional modules and describes the fifth step in achieving articulation: writing teaching modules. Chapter 5 suggests a system for teachers to use in monitoring student's progress through modules toward their occupational goals and covers the last articulation step: developing a record-keeping system. Five appendixes provide a glossary, a sample task inventory, guidelines for constructing task inventories, measures to determine learner achievement, and advantages and limitations of some classroom media. A three-page bibliography is included. (JR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Lesson Plans, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Student Records, Task Analysis, Task Performance, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.
Note: For a report of the project which developed this handbook, see CE 006 086; The appended material will not reproduce clearly in microfiche due to poor contrast in the original; Best copy available