ERIC Number: ED215123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Needs Assessment and Curriculum Development. Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist, Module 7.
Appleby, Judith A.
One of five modules in the curriculum development 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 four sections, each based on one of the goals. Section 1 explains how a vocational needs assessment contributes to the curriculum development process. Focus of Section 2 is on techniques for conducting labor needs analyses. The third section then examines techniques for identifying student needs. The final section shows how needs assessment information can be used to propose new or improved vocational programs. Each section follows a standard format: text, individual study activities, discussion questions, and group activities. A summary of the module follows. A concluding activity and carrier project are provided here. Appendixes include suggested responses to the study activities, a self-check, responses to the self-check, and recommended references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Economic Research, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Labor Economics, Labor Needs, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Management Development, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Improvement, Program Proposals, Secondary Education, Student Interests, Student Needs, Tests, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
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.