ERIC Number: ED290954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Visions for Change. The Context and Characteristics of Postsecondary Vocational Education Curriculum in the Year 2000: Implications for Policy.
Pucel, David J.; And Others
The purpose of a study was to develop a vision of the postsecondary vocational technical curriculum that would be appropriate for the social context anticipated in the year 2000. It was based on the premise that the curriculum is likely to be shaped by a number of groups of decision makers and will most likely include elements upon which those groups agree. The study developed assumptions about the future social context of postsecondary vocational education. A list of characteristics that can be manipulated to adapt the future curriculum was drawn up and organized in 10 categories (program needs assessment, program access, articulation among programs and institutions, program purpose, content identification, evaluation of student learning, program format, lesson structuring, learning resources, and program evaluation). Finally, a scenario of the probable future was developed, based on similarities and differences in the perceptions of the curriculum among key decision-making groups who will influence curricular change. (KC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Minnesota Research and Development Center for Vocational Education, University of Minnesota, 1954 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Board of Vocational-Technical Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Minnesota Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.
Note: For a related document, see ED 288 086.