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ERIC Number: ED232057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 96
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development for Vocational Education Teachers at the Mario Umana Harbor School of Science and Technology. Project STEP.
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.
A staff development project to create closer integration and mutual support between specialized science and technology curricula and vocational education courses is described. Project activities are listed, and a statement of underlying assumptions is provided. A list of guidelines for coordinating shop and academic projects follows. Guidelines are divided into these categories: selecting a project, identifying vocational education/industrial arts skills required by the project, identifying scientific concepts involved in the project, developing a production plan for the project, and carrying out the plan. Five sample units are provided to show how vocational education/industrial arts and science/technology curricula can be integrated. Intended for use as a model to prepare other plans or as a complete plan for producing an item, each sample unit contains a description of the item; a drawing of the finished product; working drawings; a production plan consisting of behavioral objectives, scientific concepts, industrial arts/vocational education skills, and a list of materials; tools and equipment; and the assembly procedure. The five sample units and the technology areas they match are solar collector (environmental protection and medium-range incubator), medical technology, binary system demonstrator (computer science, model rocket, and launch assembly), aviation, and electronic metal locator (electronics). (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.