ERIC Number: ED136848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Total Technical Education System: Implications for Curriculum and Placement.
Moullette, John B.
This document describes the role and importance of the continuously evolving technical community college, its social milieu and the characteristics of its students, the importance of and the need for expansion of dissensual disciplines, and the role of placement personnel. A model for teaching in the technical community college is suggested, based on fundamental concepts and principles of vocational education. The model requires that the vocational-technical instructor place heavy emphasis on: facilitating behavioral changes in students, committing institutional management and evaluation resources to the training of students, exposure of students to opportunities in the world of work through career awareness and exploration, intensified guidance and placement services, systematic occupational analysis and field-testing of programs, and approaches to delivery that will maximize student success in specific behavioral changes. Student services and placement personnel must be integrated into the total process of student recruitment, guidance, and job placement in order to insure that the opportunities offered by the technical community college are really available to prospective students. In addition to providing information and assistance as early as the junior high school level, placement personnel must aid in students' decision-making with regard to employment and continuing education. (JDS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Midwestern Regional Meeting of Community College Social Science Association (Cleveland, Ohio, May 15, 1976) and at the Spring Conference of the Ohio Two-Year College Placement Association (Zanesville, Ohio, April 23, 1976)