ERIC Number: ED209428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Employability Skills, Reading Skills, and Math Skills in Vocational Education. Final Report. Vocational Technical Education Research Report. Volume 19, Number 2.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
A project was undertaken to implement the employability, reading, and math skills of disadvantaged students in vocational education. Included in the project were the following activities: (1) field tests, evaluation, and dissemination of a mathematics skills curriculum guide for disadvantaged learners; (2) field tests and revision of guidelines for establishing, operating, and evaluating co-op and mainstream programs for the disadvantaged; and (3) implementation of a series of small-group workshops for teachers of disadvantaged students on implementing employability, reading, and mathematics skills in vocational programs. Separate mathematics, employability, and reading skills curriculum guides and an administrator's manual for planning, developing, and implementing mainstream, self-contained, or co-op programs for the disadvantaged were developed during the course of the project. An independent review by a third-party evaluator indicated that all objectives had been satisfactorily completed by the project staff. Recommendations were made calling for widespread dissemination of project-developed materials, funding to facilitate such a dissemination effort, and implementation of an impact study to determine the extent of the utilization of the project materials. (The above-mentioned administrator's guide is available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Guides, Disadvantaged, Employment Potential, Field Tests, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Mainstreaming, Material Development, Mathematics, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Validation, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Teacher Workshops, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.