ERIC Number: ED122082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-7
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of the Cluster Concept in Two Vocational Areas in an Area Vocational-Technical School Setting. Final Report.
Cohen, Stanley B.; And Others
The report describes a project to implement a cluster curriculum in the graphic communications and metals clusters in an area vocational high school setting. A flexible curriculum allowed for the development of competencies common to all trade areas within the cluster. The material was organized into 10-week units of instruction to be completed at the individual student's own pace. Skill mastery sheets were developed for grading purposes. Year end reports for each of the clusters are appended to the report. In the graphic communications area students were given "hands-on" experiences in the four printing shops of offset pressroom, offset preparation, letterpress, linotype and hand composition and make up. In the metals cluster area, students were also offered the opportunity to attend shops outside their original area. Appended are general information about the cluster curriculum and the skill mastery check sheets for each cluster. (NJ)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Development, Graphic Arts, High Schools, Individualized Instruction, Industrial Arts, Metals, Occupational Clusters, Printing, Program Descriptions, Regional Schools, Secondary Education, Shop Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Note: Appendix and questionnaire, p. 12, may not reproduce clearly due to marginal legibility of original.