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ERIC Number: ED292995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Relevancy in the Vocational Education Curriculum.
Ediger, Marlow
Vocational education is for all students; however, goals for student attainment should be relevant. Achievement of sequential goals should help each student qualify for a position in the world of work. Stressing communication skills can help prepare students for whatever work they choose. Learning opportunities for students to achieve objectives need to follow selected principles of learning from the psychology of education. These principles include the following: (1) secure the student's interest; (2) help students perceive meaning in ongoing tasks; (3) meet student needs; (4) provide sequential learning for students; (5) provide positive reinforcement; and (6) accept each student. Students should be evaluated so that teachers can determine what students have not understood. The teacher should also conduct self-appraisal by asking such questions as "Were students interested in the learing opportunities?"; "Was an appropriate sequence used?"; "Were students given assistance as needed?" Vocational education needs to emphasize the concept of excellence in the curriculum. Excellence in teaching and excellence in student achievement are musts in ongoing course work. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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