ERIC Number: ED302994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Integrated Occupational Program: Information Manual for Administrators, Counsellors, and Teachers. Interim 1988.
The Integrated Occupational Program (IOP) was designed for students in grades 8-12 who have experienced prolonged difficulty with the regular elementary and secondary school programs, who demonstrate a significant lag in one or more of their academic courses, and who typically fall into the intelligence band of 75-95 IQ. The IOP enables students to develop entry-level vocational abilities, become responsible members of society, and recognize the need for lifelong learning. The IOP is a 5-year program involving academic courses directed to improving students' skills in communication, computation, and social relationships, and opportunities for students to apply these skills in occupational courses. The IOP courses have a community partnership component in which parents, private citizens, and business and community volunteers come into the school or enable students to go out into the community to apply their learned skills. Procedures for implementing the program focus on the student selection process, funding, selection of IOP teachers and coordinators, inservice training, and development of community partnerships. Instructional strategies for IOP teachers and techniques for maximizing classroom effectiveness are also offered. The manual is designed to be used in conjunction with information provided in curriculum guides and "Teacher Resource Manuals" for each subject area. (JDD)
Descriptors: Career Education, Communication Skills, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Problems, Low Achievement, Mathematics Skills, Program Design, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Slow Learners, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Note: A part of the Integrated Occupational Program. Parts of the document have small print and will not reproduce well.