ERIC Number: ED275903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Construction Trades Curriculum.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.
This competency-based curriculum is designed to be a handbook for the construction trades. It includes all competencies a student will acquire in the course of building a complete house. Based on a survey of Alaskan construction employers and employees, the handbook stresses both principles and skills. The 23 units are presented in the sequence that they would be used by someone building a house from start to finish; however, the units can stand alone as complete courses. The curriculum is divided into basic skills and specialized construction activities. The handbook is organized in seven sections. Section 1 introduces the concept of competency-based curriculum, while Section 2 provides the scope, sequence, and hierarchy of construction education competencies. Section 3 presents the curriculum, including the competencies and tasks for construction trades instruction. These are categorized as basic (employability skills, health and safety, hand and power tool safety, measurement and mathematics, blueprint reading, energy, materials, insulation, site selection) and specialized (foundations and forming; masonry and concrete; blocks and bricks; framing--subfloor/floor, walls, and roofing; roof finishing; plumbing and heating; wiring; windows and doors; exterior and interior finish; and cabinets). Section 4 contains course descriptions to assist school districts in developing their vocational programs. Section 5 contains a curriculum analysis matrix to be used in determining competencies to be included in specific courses. Section 6 contains a sample skills card for evaluating and recording student progress. Section 7 lists resources and materials available in Alaska and the rest of the country. (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Building Trades, Carpentry, Competence, Competency Based Education, Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Flooring, Masonry, Postsecondary Education, Roofing, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Structural Elements (Construction), Vocational Education, Welding
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.