ERIC Number: ED154845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Articulation...A Proposal for Action.
Catania, James C.
Overlapping curricula and facilities among secondary schools and colleges has led to a demand for better interinstitutional cooperation and coordination of occupational programs. Five areas in which shared planning might be effective include research, curriculum development, facilities, instruction, and professional development. A host of mutual research efforts could be undertaken such as identifying job competencies for occupational program development. Shared curriculum development might involve seeking curriculum materials from commercial sources and other schools, writing performance objectives, designing learning strategies and materials, and establishing an inter-library loan system. To avoid unnecessary duplication of facilities, colleges could implement a centralized facilities concept for occupational education, share shops and laboratories, and locate new sites to meet increased needs. Cooperative instructional efforts might include interinstitutional student visitations and exchanges, faculty and staff exchanges, and mutual career exploration activities. Professional development coordination could be implemented for conducting task analyses, developing competency-based curricula, and using performance-based teacher education materials. Various questions pertinent to mutual efforts toward increased articulation are introduced. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Waukesha County Technical Inst., Waukesha, WI.