ERIC Number: ED261260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The New REA--Rural Electronics Accord. Final Report.
Linn-Benton Education Services District, Albany, OR.
A project developed and tested articulation and instructional models for an electronics program in secondary schools. Two nontraditional methods of instruction were used: (1) computer-assisted video and (2) video, laboratory, and recitation. Electronic theory was taught at the student's home high school; laboratory exercises were completed at centralized locations during the evening. Students earned Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) credit for successfully completing all required activities. The outstanding accomplishment was the development and use of a process for articulation between LBCC and local high schools. The process resulted in a mutual risk/benefit model for articulation between high schools and a community college. Evaluation data collected from students, parents, instructors, and administrators indicated students progressed at varying rates; homework, instructors, and lab activities were the most helpful to students, videotapes and textbooks the least; students perceived reading materials as somewhat difficult to understand; most students indicated willingness to continue in the program; and instructors and administrators supported the project. (Appendixes, which comprise the major portion of this report, include the mutual risk/benefit model; student, instructor, and administrator critiques; parent survey; evaluation schedules and forms; and project-developed supplemental curriculum material--glossary, refresher workbooks on fractions, scientific notation, equation, and two-variable equations.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Electronics, Equations (Mathematics), Fractions, High Schools, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation, Regional Cooperation, Rural Education, Technical Education, Tests, Trade and Industrial Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Linn-Benton Education Services District, Albany, OR.