ERIC Number: ED262236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Industrial Mechanics. Subject Matter Update 1986-87.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
This publication recognizes the constantly changing requirements of industrial mechanics occupations and varying conditions for employment opportunities. It addresses the goal of relevance in education by enabling the educator to make timely adjustments in the subject matter of the industrial mechanics curriculum. There are six sections in this publication, each of which can assist the vocational education teacher in evaluating and improving existing materials and in developing new subject matter. The sections cover the following topics: (1) program goals in the industrial mechanics cluster, (2) changing industry trends and trade practices, (3) employment trends in industrial mechanics, (4) equipment needs, (5) subject matter changes, and (6) essential learning skills. By using this information, the teaching staff may achieve higher levels of classroom productivity--a productivity that not only recognizes future needs but also fosters strong linkages between educators, students, and the associated industries. (This update represents the opinions of industry people and is not the result of a detailed analysis of occupations.) (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Equipment, Job Skills, Machine Repairers, Mechanics (Process), Occupational Clusters, Program Improvement, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Skill Development, State Curriculum Guides, Statewide Planning, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon