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ERIC Number: ED131328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of the Occupational Cluster Concept--A Curriculum Tool for Improving Career Development and Preparation Education. Interim Report. July 1, 1975 through June 30, 1976.
A detailed description is presented for the first year efforts of a 3-year project to demonstrate the application of the cluster concept as an organizational technique to facilitate the delivery of career development skills and occupational preparatory skills instruction. The major product components of the project are (1) a management model, (2) an internal process evaluation, (3) the clustering of vocational/technical curriculum, (4) support components, (5) a career development curriculum, (6) placement services and skills, and (7) career cluster integration, dissemination, and K-14 articulation. Accomplishments during the first year were largely planning and developmental in nature, and concerned management design, instructional strategies, staff training, and curriculum development. The third party evaluation by Carkhuff Associates is included in the document. The results of the compilation of base rate data for evaluation purposes are reported, along with summary statements regarding other major project concerns. The evaluators concluded that the project has effected a solid management base, staff receptivity to project goals, and commitment to training. Appendixes, comprising about half the document, include specific objectives for achieving project goals, anticipated outcomes for junior high, senior high, and area vocational students, and student career development survey forms. (Author/RG)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Planning, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Skills, Occupational Clusters, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Calhoun Area Vocational Center, Battle Creek, MI.