ERIC Number: ED288958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Individualized Instruction, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Problem Solving, Quality Control, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
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
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.