ERIC Number: ED263387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-25
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Development Processes in the Regional Vocational Technical School System. Final Report.
EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.
A comprehensive analysis was conducted of the curriculum development process in the trade program areas of Connecticut Regional Vocational-Technical Schools (CRVTS). Methods included review of the current curriculum development processes through review of materials and observation; identification, collection, and analysis of alternative processes used in other states; review of curriculum materials developed by several national vocational education consortia; and dissemination of findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The project was primarily a process analysis. A central part was intensive involvement of an advisory committee. A comprehensive survey of all trade instructors in the CRVTS was conducted to determine their assessment of the state curriculum guide in their trade area. Findings are presented in two parts. The first part discusses general findings; the second addresses specific findings and results as related to project objectives. Recommendations are grouped into three broad categories: those addressing organizational and procedural problems in the development of curricula for the vocational-technical schools, those focusing with an impact on the timely delivery of new or revised curriculum guides, and those addressing qualitative issues related to the structure and organization of the current curriculum guides and student performance-based recordkeeping system. Appendixes include survey instruments and results and meeting summaries. (YLB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Formative Evaluation, Models, Program Effectiveness, Recordkeeping, Regional Schools, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Student Records, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Services.
Authoring Institution: EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut