ERIC Number: ED149826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Bridging the Gap: A Model for Articulation Between Secondary and Post-Secondary Vocational Educators in Wisconsin.
The document presents a model for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of joint curriculum projects among secondary and post-secondary vocational educators, and a manual for implementing the model. Seven key elements are involved: (1) planning, with staff from both levels of institutions participating; (2) a commitment to competency-based instruction; (3) job task related instruction; (4) program flexibility in post-secondary schools such that incoming students may be granted advanced standing and credits for past learning experiences; (5) implementation consistent with local philosophy, needs, and preferences; (6) staff in-service programs; and (7) yearly progress review and evaluation. These seven activities are discussed in detail in terms of planning, development, implementation, and evaluation phases. The model hypothesizes that articulation between the two levels of vocational education will occur more readily if instructors from different levels of institutions can identify with and communicate about a common goal. Appendices present a variety of examples of model-related material, including surveys, a sample five year plan, project-related letters, a sample learning module, student progress record card, evaluation sheets, and a model diagram, among others. (LH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Guides, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Fox Valley Technical Inst., Appleton, WI.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to poor reproducibility; A correlated sound/slide program is available from the Fox Valley Technical Institute Educational Resource Center, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911 (no price quoted)