ERIC Number: ED159314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
An Articulation Guide for Intermodal Transportation Career Education.
Maples, Wallace R.; Babb, Charles W.
Designed to facilitate the transition of students in transportation career education from the secondary to the postsecondary level, this guide, which is part of a series on career education in transportation, deals with the problem of the lack of communication between the two levels necessary for a unified, comprehensive career education system. In its first sections it provides secondary school teachers and counselors, as well as postsecondary school faculty and admissions officers, with background information on transportation. The various types of transportation (land, water, air, and pipeline) are defined, and some major problems with the transportation industry are identified (e.g., the energy crisis). The next section discusses transportation career education (for intermodal transportation careers which combine job elements from several types of transportation) and reviews the work of the Transportation Curriculum Project (TCP), which has produced instructional materials covering grade 6 to postsecondary training. Finally, the guide lists sources of information to which the student can be directed for further career education. Recommendations to solve the articulation problem stress the importance of a formal organization, composed of secondary and postsecondary schools and the transportation industry, whose purpose is to achieve an integrated educational plan and to insure that the student acquires specific job skills. (ELG)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Communication Problems, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Correspondence Schools, Curriculum Development, Industrial Education, Industry, Information Sources, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Proprietary Schools, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Transportation
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Curriculum Center for Occupational and Adult Education.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Middle Tennessee State Univ., Murfreesboro.