ERIC Number: ED132379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist (VECS). Module 3: Current Trends in Vocational Education. Study Guide. (Teaching/Learning Module).
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
One of six introductory modules in a 22-module series designed to train vocational education curriculum specialists (VECS), this guide is intended for use by both instructor and student in a variety of education environments, including independent study, team teaching, seminars, and workshops, as well as in more conventional classroom settings. The guide has five major sections. Part I, Organization and Administration, contains an overview and rationale, educational goals and performance objectives, recommended learning materials, and suggested reference materials. Part II, Content and Study Activities, contains the content outline arranged by goals. Study activities for each goal and its corresponding objectives follow each section of the content outline. Content focus is on technological advances, growing public awareness of the needs of the disadvantaged, movement toward sexual equality, the environmental movement, manpower forecasting, current knowledge about the future of work and projected changes in the work force, and current concepts of providing students with job experience as a supplement to classroom instruction. Part III, Group and Classroom Activities, suggests classroom or group activities and discussions keyed to specific content in the outline and to specific materials in the list of references. Part IV, Student Self-Check, contains questions directly related to the goals and objectives of the module, which may be used as a pretest or posttest or as a periodic self-check for students in determining their own progress throughout the module. Part V, Appendix, contains suggested responses to the study activities from part II and responses to the student self-checks. (HD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Definitions, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Programs, Learning Modules, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Social Influences, Specialists, Study Guides, Teacher Education, Technology, Vocational Education
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 009 192-106