ERIC Number: ED186766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Solar Energy Technology: A Curriculum Planning and Resource Guide.
Thomas-Gordon, Sandy L.; Spetz, Sally H.
This curriculum resource guide, one of seven developed by the State of Illinois to present information on new and emerging curricula existing in the nation, can be used as a basis for local educators to determine the resources needed to offer solar technology curricula and to initiate curriculum development at the local level. Chapters 1 and 2 contain an introduction and procedures for using the guide. Chapter 3 describes the job duties and typical employers of solar energy technicians. In chapter 4 alternative curriculum approaches are presented--an associate degree program, certificate program, and heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning option. Chapter 5 discusses these resources required to implement the program: curriculum advisory committee, facilities and equipment, and instructor qualifications. The final chapter (chapter 6) contains forty-six abstracts of curriculum and instructional materials; information provided includes title, author(s), availability, and price. Appendixes include lists of schools offering coursework in solar energy technology, related agencies/organizations and journals/periodicals/news publications, task listings and job competencies, and equipment lists. (A report on the project that identified the seven new and emerging occupations is available as CE 025 423. See Note for other curriculum resource guides in ERIC.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Annotated Bibliographies, Associate Degrees, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Certificates, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Employment Qualifications, Labor Needs, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Resource Materials, Solar Radiation, Teacher Qualifications, Technical Occupations, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois