ERIC Number: ED157590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
A Systems Model for Planning Vocation-Technical Education.
Jobe, Max; Wright, Frank
In the fall of 1974, a teacher preparation project for community college vocational/technical teachers in Texas was initiated by the Texas Education Agency and resulted in the creation of a systems approach model for planning, developing, and implementing instruction that might be adapted to all instructional and training programs. Based on the approach used by the United States Air Force in training vocational/technical personnel, the model involves four steps. The first step identifies the occupation and inventories the tasks involved in order to ascertain what a person must know and be able to do to have entry skills for that particular occupation. The second step represents the first major decision in planning and developing the instructional system; the instructor, using personal experience, occupational analysis results, and advisory group recommendations, specifies course/program content. Step three, the core of the system, involves students in activities based on individual differences and develops instructional objectives. Beginning with the task inventory, desired behavioral outcomes are identified, criterion objectives written, activities developed, and assessment procedures constructed. The final step includes follow-up and evaluation accomplished in a variety of ways of which graduate surveys is perhaps the best. Adjustments in objectives can be made from this type of feedback. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.