ERIC Number: ED187864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Project EFFECT. Energy for the Future: Education, Conservation, Training. Curriculum Guide for the Training of Energy Extension Agents. A Working Paper, Section 1: General Background.
Indiana Univ., South Bend. Center for Energy Conservation.
This first of four sections in a curriculum guide for training energy extension agents contains general introductory materials, an overview of the total curriculum, and four modules: Orientation, Mathematics Review, Basic Writing, and Energy Overview. The curriculum is designed for adults with at least eighth grade reading and math skills but without previous technical training. Following a brief description of the project which developed the curriculum (Project EFFECT--Energy for the Future: Education, Conservation, Training), these supplementary materials are provided: energy extension agent competencies, core curriculum outline, and class calendar for the eight-month program. The modules in this section serve a dual purpose--diagnostic and introductory. A systematic review using these materials is based on student performance on provided writing and mathematics pretests. The fourth module itself introduces students to the technical, socio-political, and economic aspects of the energy situation and provides them with pertinent vocabulary. Contents of each module include objectives; teaching/learning activities, resources, and evaluation (quizzes and examinations) keyed to the objectives; and syllabi containing descriptions of content on a class-by-class basis. Also available in ERIC are a volume containing sample worksheets, handouts, and examinations for each module as well as full references to all outside sources needed; other sections of the guide; and a final report of the project--see Note. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Algebra, Behavioral Objectives, Conservation Education, Core Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Diagnostic Teaching, Energy, Energy Conservation, Extension Agents, Group Dynamics, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Orientation Materials, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Pretests Posttests, Review (Reexamination), Tests, Vocabulary, Vocational Education, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend. Center for Energy Conservation.