ERIC Number: ED288957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Roadsigns from Research. BASICS: Bridging Vocational and Academic Skills.
Sechler, Judith A.; Crowe, Michael R.
This document responds to the need for integration of basic skills into vocational education by providing a summary of research findings, implications, and practical suggestions for teachers. The six sections and four complementary posters are intended as tools for staff development of teachers engaged in teaching basic skills. Sections can also be used separately as informational handouts for individual or group instruction at a workshop and mailouts to motivate participation in professional growth activities. Each section is organized by the kinds of questions that teachers have about students' difficulties with basic skills and teachers' difficulty in addressing these problems. Sections 1-3 discuss dropouts--an assessment of the problem as it relates to basic skill deficiencies; the impact of personal, family, and school factors on dropout-prone youth; and what happens to dropouts. Section 4 clarifies the business and industry perspective on the importance of a work force competent in basic skills. Section 5 summarizes basic skill problems prevalent among special populations. Section 6 summarizes the implications of both learning and teaching styles for basic skills acquisition. Appendixes provide information on guides and modules that provide assistance to administrators, counselors, and teachers as they promote a joint effort to strengthen basic skills. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Basic Skills, Business, Cognitive Style, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, Faculty Development, Industry, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Secondary Education, Teaching Styles, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP300AD--$14.95; complete BASICS set, SP300--$198.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 252 701-702, ED 252 737-739, ED 257 995, ED 266 264, ED 276 873, and CE 047 969-978.