ERIC Number: ED176049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Department of Defense Curricula: Information Concerning Conversion for Civilian Use.
Forgione, Pascal D., Jr.; Orth, Mollie N.
Designed to assist in the selection of national priorities for the conversion of military curricula to civilian use, a study selected curricula pertinent to occupations with high growth potential and evaluated them against criteria important for curriculum conversion decisions. Procedures consisted of identification of priority occupational areas within the scope of vocational education, selection of candidate military courses for review, acquisition of course materials, and review and evaluation of materials. Some 150 military courses were identified as relating to thirty-five priority occupational areas. From these, twenty courses in allied health, environmental health, and occupational safety and health were selected for review in the first year. Course review guides were derived from an analysis of the components of vocational curriculum development as contained in contemporary Instructional Systems Design (ISD) models. Vocational education subject matter specialists, curriculum development specialists, and a commercial publisher performed the reviews. Conclusions were that military curricula (1) are available to meet curriculum needs, (2) generally have well-stated course goals and objectives but require attention to lesson objectives, (3) demonstrate a high degree of technical accuracy, and (4) usually include a variety of instructional strategies but often lack classroom management strategies. (Course descriptions, evaluations, and review guides are included.) (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
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