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ERIC Number: ED288958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 112
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Materials Development. BASICS: Bridging Vocational and Academic Skills.
Pritz, Sandra G.; Crowe, Michael R.
This document suggests a systematic approach to the development of appropriate applied basic skills instructional materials. It is part of BASICS, a set of integrated materials developed to assist teachers, counselors, and administrators in bridging vocational and academic skills. Section 1 discusses the prerequisites to development of materials. The series of steps includes conduct needs assessment; determine job; conduct job analysis; identify tasks for instruction; conduct task analysis; cross-correlate occupational tasks with academic skills needed; determine type of instructional system; determine need to develop, adapt, update, or supplement materials; and specify the development task. Three types of curriculum material are presented as options for development from the preparatory work: competency-based individualized instruction, applied learning in a problem-solving mode, and lesson plans for traditional instruction. The three succeeding sections describe the characteristics of each type of material, the rationale for use, and guidelines for development. A sample of each type of curriculum is included. Management of the development process is discussed with reference to monitoring progress and controlling for quality. Appendixes include a checklist for evaluating materials for sex equity, an introduction to the structure of a competency-based module, a competency-based module incorporating basic skills, a student activity in a problem-solving mode, and a quality control checklist. (YLB)
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP300DA--$13.95; complete BASICS set, SP300--$198.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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.