ERIC Number: ED136051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-18
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Instructional Management System for Occupational Education in New York State. Final Report.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This report describes the cooperative activities of the New York State Education Department, Cornell Institute for Research and Development, and Riverside Research Institute in a two-phase occupational education development project. (Phase 1 involved the designing, implementing, and evaluating of modularized curriculum for occupational education programs, and phase 2 constituted the design and demonstration of an implementation of the curriculum, i.e., class rosters, roster changes, student records and evaluation, etc., for use in classroom management and curriculum evaluation.) The body of the report describes objectives of the participating agencies, their activities, results of activities, and conclusions. Achievements and conclusions listed include the following: (1) A statewide system for curriculum change in occupational education was developed, (2) technical support was provided to formulate methods and processes for development and implementation of the support system, (3) teacher training with resultant production of modularized curriculum packages in automotive mechanics and office clerical areas occurred as planned and a pilot project was conducted to test the quality and usefulness of the modules, (4) the project was successful in generating teacher enthusiasm and work in organization of curriculum management materials, (5) the most problematic area of development was installation and utilization of the computer retrieval systems tested, so it was concluded that a technical support system should followup rather than parallel curriculum development, and (6) the success of the overall effort was such as to warrant continuation and expansion through a second phase of development currently underway. Appendixes (more than half of the report) contain a guide to the information flow and logistics subsystem used in field testing, sample curriculum modules for automotive mechanics (lubrication service) and office training (mail handling), the ISS terminal manual, and checklists used in the project. (LAS)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Classroom Techniques, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Systems, Learning Modules, Management Information Systems, Models, Office Occupations Education, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal print of original copy