ERIC Number: ED215131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing for Curriculum Change. Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist, Module 15.
Appleby, Judith A.
One of five modules in the administrative 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 examines the process of effecting change in vocational education. Terms are defined, characteristics of people most likely to accept innovations are described, and characteristics of innovative programs most likely to be accepted are discussed. The second section focuses on the role of the change agent. In the final section are overviewed the various stages of the change process. Each section follows a standard format: text, individual study activities, discussion questions, and group activities. A summary of the module follows. Appendixes include a glossary, suggested responses to the study activities, a self-check, responses to the self-check, and recommended references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Behavioral Objectives, Change, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Secondary Education, 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.