ERIC Number: ED179712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a System to Assess Curriculum Needs in the Occupational Cluster of Agriculture. Final Report.
Steimel, Laura C.
Two needs were addressed in this project: (1) the effective utilization of V-TECS (Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States) catalogs of performance objectives, and (2) development of a system to assess curriculum needs. Three instructional areas were chosen for development from combined V-TECS catalogs and other materials after review and testing. The areas were Graphic Arts, Small Engine Repair, and Nurse's Aide. The resulting materials offered sequential, flexible instruction in a program to teach job competencies as reported by workers in those jobs. For assessment purposes, project staff developed, field tested, and revised a survey which became the working document, "A Matrix Approach to Assessing Curriculum Needs." Focussing on two sub-clusters in agriculture (horticulture and production agriculture), the survey tried to document particular tasks and relate these to particular job titles sufficient to permit compilation of a job matrix. This can then furnish the educator with a "job road map" on which to base curriculum development decisions. (CP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.