ERIC Number: ED254654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Excellence in Secondary Vocational Education: Developing Pretechnical Curricula. Information Series No. 295.
Daniels, M. Harry; And Others
This publication provides curriculum developers with a model of a pretechnical curriculum with special emphasis on human factors at the workplace. Section 1 describes this model, the focus of which is self-empowerment, which in turn is related to an individual's mastery of three categories of interrelated skills and knowledge: generalizable, transition, and problem-solving. Section 2 summarizes predictions about the future of work and the needs of employers. The implications of these predictions are identified. Section 3 provides criteria for building a pretechnical curriculum that will be responsive to both the needs of employers and employees. These criteria are utility, personal options, transferability, and psychosocial value. Sections 4 and 5 describe transition skills and problem-solving skills and their applications. Models for handling transitions and for problem solving are provided. Section 6 describes how the pretechnical curriculum may be implemented in the schools. Topics include responsibilities of academic and vocational educators, an implementation structure, responsibility for teaching generalizable skills, an instructional strategy for vocational educators, and resources and guidelines for implementation of the transition model. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Change, Criteria, Curriculum Development, Models, Prevocational Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Transfer of Training, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (IN295--$5.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.