ERIC Number: ED240275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Formulation and Dissemination of Curriculum Resource Information and Materials for Vocational Teachers of Disadvantaged Learners. Final Report. January 1, 1983--June 30, 1983.
Vocational-Technical Education Research Report, v21 n3 Aug 1983
The purpose of a project was to form a curriculum network whereby information, services, and materials related to disadvantaged persons could be disseminated directly to vocational personnel. Programming information, curriculum materials, instructional resources, exemplary approaches, and evaluation strategies that have worked effectively with disadvantaged learners were solicited from the educational community. Sources were network members, the Inservice Instructional Resource Team from Penn State University, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Vocational Education, the Division of Occupational and Vocational Studies at Penn State, and the Pennsylvania Association of Vocational Education Special Needs Personnel. A curriculum information network was formed consisting of 1,300 superintendents, principals, directors, counselors, and teachers. Six issues of a newsletter entitled the Curriculum Information News were developed. Each newsletter consisted of two sections--descriptions of innovative techniques, exemplary programs, and curriculum materials with name and address of the developer and a special report on one of six topics: a definition of disadvantaged persons, identification of disadvantaged learners, reading as a vocational subject, mathematics in vocational education, limited-English proficiency, and disadvantaged adult learners. (Appendixes include the six newsletters and an article describing the project.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Curriculum, Disadvantaged, Educational Resources, Information Dissemination, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Networks, Newsletters, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.