ERIC Number: ED177293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Course of Study Project. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Departmental Report, Vol. 17, No. 18.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Designed for use by area vocational-technical schools and other vocational programs, this project developed courses of study in eight occupational areas: commercial art, appliance repair, automotive mechanics, graphic arts, building trades maintenance, building construction trades, diesel mechanics, and welding. Course-of-study development committees composed of one instructor from each of the three regions of Pennsylvania were formed for each occupational area to be developed. Each committee developed a course outline for its occupational area based on a job and trade analysis. This outline was reviewed and validated by state teachers in that occupational area before the total course of study was developed. In addition to the reviews by teachers, 100-150 tradesmen presently working in the trade reviewed the courses of study. Among factors contributing to the conduct of the project were findings that the courses of study were well received by vocational teachers throughout the state and that the cost of completing a course of study decreased every year for the five-year duration of the project. The project's three objectives--(1) provide a guide to assist beginning and established teachers in the delivery of a complete and reliable education in their occupational speciality areas; (2) continue phase II of the areas developed in the past year and expand the job and trade analysis into a complete course of study; (3) provide a base for which occupational competencies could be identified and established in the future--were considered to have been met. The questionnaire used to evaluate the courses of study and workshops is appended. (LRA)
Descriptors: Appliance Repair, Auto Mechanics, Building Trades, Commercial Art, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Graphic Arts, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Validation, Regional Schools, Research Reports, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Welding
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania