ERIC Number: ED215127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Selecting and Preparing Instructional Materials. Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist, Module 11.
Appleby, Judith A.
One of five modules in the curriculum development 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 discusses sources of instructional materials for use by vocational teachers. Focus of section 2 is judging quality of instructional materials for a variety of vocational student interests and abilities. Opportunity is provided for using typical evaluation and selection criteria, readability formulas, style manuals, and assessment instruments. The third section explains development of instructional materials that meet acceptable standards of production. Each section follows a standard format: text, individual study activities, discussion questions, and group activities. A summary of the module follows. Appendixes include suggested responses to the study activities, a self-check, responses to the self-check, and recommended references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Administrator Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Resources, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Management Development, Material Development, Media Selection, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Secondary Education, Student Interests, Tests, Vocational Education
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.