ERIC Number: ED215121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Priorities in Vocational Education. Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist, Module 5.
Wheeler, Jeanette D.
One of five modules in the foundation series of the 16-module series designed to train vocational education curriculum specialists, this module is intended for use in classes or individual study arrangements at the preservice or inservice level by students with varying amounts of experience in vocational education. (These modules are revised versions of earlier study guides--see note.) Introductory materials include an overview, instructions to the learner, detailed list of behavioral goals and objectives, and resources needed to complete learning activities. The module is divided into three sections, each based on one of the goals. The first section analyzes how changes in the economy and labor market affect vocational education and why accurate predictions of labor market needs are difficult to obtain. In section 2 rationales and methods are assessed for providing job experiences to supplement classroom instruction. The third section focuses on vocational education for special student populations. Each section follows a standard format: text, individual study activities, discussion questions, and group activities. A summary of the module follows. Appendixes include material on getting information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, suggested responses to the study activities, a self-check, responses to the self-check, and recommended references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Teacher Education, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Individual Needs, Instructional Materials, Labor Needs, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Mainstreaming, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Influences, Tests, Vocational Education, Work Experience, Work Experience Programs
East Central Network Curriculum Center, Sangamon State University, E-22, Springfield, IL 62708 ($35.00 for complete set of 16 modules, an instructor's guide, an audio tape cassette, and field test report. Write for individual prices).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.; Washington State Univ., Pullman.