ERIC Number: ED132376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist (VECS). Installation Guide. Instructor/Administrator Guide.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Addressed to professional teacher educators or inservice administrators, this guide introduces a set of curriculum materials designed to train the potential vocational education curriculum specialist (VECS) according to identified competencies in the conceptualization, design, implementation, management, and evaluation of vocational-technical education curriculums. The guide briefly describes the history and development, purpose, organization, major features, and techniques for implementing the competency-based curriculum, which consists of 22 modules: 6 introductory modules to bring students with minimal preparation in vocational education to readiness for training in a core program; 15 core modules, which constitute specialization units in curriculum and program design, development, implementation, management, and evaluation; and an additional module containing two seminars and a field experience unit that provides opportunities for advanced professional application of the core competencies. The chapter headings of the guide are (1) The VECS Curriculum, (Development Cycle, Topics and Sequence, and Features of the Modules), (2) Administrative Considerations (Needs, Compatibility, Key Support, Initial Planning, and Installation), (3) Instructor Considerations (Instructional Strategies and Recommendations to the Instructor), and (4) Evaluation of the VECS (Institutional Level Evaluation, Instructional Level Evaluation, and Learning Experience Level Evaluation). The appendix briefly describes the content of each module followed by the goals and objectives on which the module is based. (HD)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Guides, Competency Based Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Programs, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Specialists, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: For related documents see CE 009 129-136 and CE 009 192-206