ERIC Number: ED216115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Dental Assistant. Post Secondary Curriculum Guide.
Simpson, Bruce; And Others
This curriculum guide was designed for use in postsecondary dental assistant education programs in Georgia. Its purpose is to provide for development of entry level skills in dental assisting in the areas of knowledge, theoretical structure, tool usage, diagnostic ability, related supportive skills, and occupational survival skills. The first section of six explains the philosophies, purposes, and goals of vocational education in Georgia. Section 2 presents employability skills, related to the occupational area of dental assistant, specific occupational titles, student exit points, and tasks cross referenced to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Section 3, the largest part of the guide, provides unit guides for each task. (For each task, a task description, student performance objective, suggested instructional activities, instructional materials, evaluation section, and suggested instruction hours are included.) Section 4 contains the curriculum structure and course outline, while student record forms and competency certificates make up section 5. The last unit contains facility guidelines, with drawings, for group instruction and individualized instruction facilities. Appendixes to the guide contain references and resources, information on teaching special needs students, and definitions of terms. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Dental Assistants, Dentistry, Disabilities, Educational Resources, Employment Potential, Experiential Learning, Facility Guidelines, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Special Education, State Curriculum Guides, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Adult and Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia